Ben Greenfield Life

By Ben Greenfield

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Subscribers: 3938
Reviews: 5


 Nov 30, 2020

Kia
 Sep 18, 2020
It feels like the podcast is one big commercial. After listening to him on The Minimalists I was thrilled and really interested, but the podcast is really not my cup of tea.

Mike Lee
 Jun 13, 2020
Love the podcast. The way Ben explains complex topics and engages guests on the podcast makes it easy to understand and apply to my life. Highly recommend for people who are interested in physical, mental, spiritual and lifestyle health.

Bradley
 Dec 31, 2019
Best Biohacking podcast around.


 Jan 10, 2019

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Free fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, anti-aging and cutting-edge health advice from BenGreenfieldLife.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.

Episode Date
Endure - Conclusion
10:01

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

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Sep 25, 2022
The "Dr. Strange" Of Medicine & Biohacking: Methylene Blue, Stem Cells, Lasers, Earth, Air, Water, Fire & More
01:18:33

My inspiring and intriguing guest on today's show - the great Dr. John Lieurance of Mitozen - is someone I consider to be the "Dr. Strange" of the medical and biohacking world.

A naturopath and chiropractic neurologist at Advanced Rejuvenation and Ultimate Cellular Reset, author of Melatonin: Miracle Molecule, and crazy mad scientist formulator behind MitoZen, John is my friend and trusted medical adviser.

Dr. Lieurance and I recently announced the official launch of a brand new event that I'll be speaking at entitled Elements of Vitality, in Sarasota, Florida, taking place on Friday, December 2nd. The event is based on the premise of turning to the elements of air, light, water, and earth to overhaul and optimize full body, mind, and spirit health, including harnessing the magnetic healing frequencies of earth, benefiting from the power of photonic light and the sun, properly using potent oxygen therapies and ozone, how to create deeper hydration with water, and much more.

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Sep 24, 2022
Q&A 447: Is “Feel Free” Energy Drink Bad For You, 25 Life-Changing Health Tips, “Clarogenic” Plant Medicines & Much More!
51:05

Solosode Q&A and News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

I. Questions about Feel Free Tonic

-The safety and proper usage of Feel Free Tonic...7:21

-What is Feel Free Tonic made of?...09:44

-Ben Greenfield’s review of Feel Free...13:02

II. Questions about Plant Medicines...18:23

III. Clarogenics...19:27

IV. Experimenting With High-Dose Proteolytic Enzymes and Ben's Thoughts on Kion Flex...24:03

V. Looking, Feeling, and Performing Amazing: 25 Health Tips from Dr. Mercola...32:27

VI. Vibration training...45:17

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Sep 22, 2022
Endure Chapter 22: Forever
20:24

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

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Sep 18, 2022
The Gift Of Failure, The Addiction Inoculation, Making Your Life Your Argument & More
01:00:49

If you have teenagers like I do, or have kids that will become teenagers, or are considering having kids that will become teenagers, or even know anyone with a teenager…

…you've probably thought about kids and substance abuse.

Of course, all parents want to give their kids the best possible resources and support to prevent problems with drugs and alcohol. But what does that look like? Is it teaching moderation or prohibiting substances before the legal age? How much does genetics play into it? Those are big, important questions, considering that according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, teen drug addiction is the nation's largest preventable and costly health problem. And nine out of 10 adults with substance use disorder report they began drinking and taking drugs before age 18.

My guest on this podcast, Jessica Lahey, was born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse. Despite her efforts to avoid that path, Jessica struggled with alcoholism herself until 2013, when she got sober in her early 40s. Her latest book, The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, is a comprehensive resource that parents and educators can use to help prevent substance abuse in children. A parent herself, Jessica has also learned firsthand how to navigate this highly sensitive and important topic. Jessica is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.

For more than twenty years, Jessica has taught every grade from sixth to twelfth in both public and private schools, spent five years teaching in a drug and alcohol rehab for adolescents in Vermont, and serves as a prevention and recovery coach at Sana at Stowe, a medical detox and recovery center in Stowe, Vermont.

Jessica writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Washington PostThe Atlantic, is a book critic for Air Mail, and her biweekly column “The Parent Teacher Conference” for three years at the New York Times. Jessica designed and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ award-winning animated series The Stinky and Dirty Show, and was a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee for her Creative Nonfiction magazine essay, “I’ve Taught Monsters.

The co-host of the #AmWriting podcast, with bestselling authors KJ Dell’Antonia and Sarina Bowen, Jessica also holds the dubious honor of having written an article that was later adapted as a writing prompt for the 2018 SAT.

Jessica will be soon featured in a special chapter of my Boundless Parenting book, for which this podcast interview is part of a series leading up to the official book launch in late 2022. She lives in Vermont with her husband, two sons, and many dogs.

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Sep 17, 2022
Psychedelics, Finding God, Plant Medicine, Entheogens, Spiritual Awakening & Drugs Q&A
01:19:55

Earlier this summer, as you probably heard if you've been following me, I declared that plant medicines were a "big problem"...

…and that after a great deal of study, contemplation, and prayer, I decided to put up some big ol' warning signs against the use of mind-altering substances, especially considering their widespread abuse and potential for psychological harm, but perhaps of more concern, the increasing trend to put one's faith for healing, trauma, relationship work, self-discovery, divination, spiritual awakening, and anything of the like in drugs instead of in God. 

I also feel that it's my God-given responsibility to educate you on why I made this choice, in the hope not necessarily that you also stop but that you can make an informed decision for yourself. For (many) more details about this topic, you can read the two-part article series that I published in June and listen to my more recent podcast with Josh Trent:

Social media is another important pathway for me to offer thoughts and prompt discussion on this popular topic. My Instagram post announcing my decision in June earned more than 2,500 likes and a wide range of responses in the form of comments, which I appreciate because I put my views out there honestly, and I want you to, also, even if they don't line up with what I'm saying.

I don't hold back on my Twitter feed either, which has more than 88,000 followers. Last year, Twitter launched Twitter Spaces, an online forum for live audio conversations. Spaces are another cool way for me to have open and unfiltered discussions about different topics that are on my mind.

This latest Twitter Space audio – graciously hosted by @AncestralVril and joined by @CenterHps and @ReclaimMind - goes even deeper into how I got to where I am today with my stance on plant medicine, which, for all its nuance, really comes down to a single belief: you just don't need drugs to talk to God or hear His voice or seek His direction. This was a Q&A that was open to many voices, so you'll hear many opinions other than mine, and I think you'll find the wide range of views quite beneficial for better understanding this topic.

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Sep 15, 2022
Endure Chapter 21: Laugh
16:17

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Sep 11, 2022
How & Why To Change Your Name, Why You Should Meditate Right After You Get Out Of Bed, Principles Of Healthy Flourishing & More
01:46:38

My friend Joseph Anew is the mastermind behind one of my all-time favorite immersive VIP wellness experiences on the face of the planet: RUNGA, happening again this year, October 13th-15th (click here to join me and my family there in Austin Texas for it!). 

But he's much more than that.

Not only has Joseph joined me in the past for episodes including:

But I've also appeared on his Intuitive Warrior podcast (previously called the Stacked podcast) on the episodes:

Joseph Anew is an international speaker, fitness expert, entrepreneur, and lifestyle coach. During his eight years as Head of Sport and Training at Spartan Race, Joseph worked full-time with professional endurance athletes and taught seminars worldwide. From there, Joseph went on to found RUNGA, an experiential lifestyle brand empowering individuals through highly effective and sustainable practices that fuel health, wellness, and performance. He shares his teachings and interviews inspiring guests on his podcast Intuitive Warrior.

Emilía Rún is a plant-based chef, Kundalini yoga teacher, and mindfulness meditation teacher. With nutrition as her primary focus, Emilía also credits yoga and meditation as pivotal to her healing from lifelong painful autoimmune disease. Since stumbling into a class at 18 years old, the teachings of Kundalini yoga, and later mindfulness, have allowed her to cultivate an unbroken connection to the heart, which serves as a compass in her daily life. Eventually becoming a teacher in both herself, Emilía has trained under Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Tej Kaur Khalsa, Krishna Kaur, and Siri Bahadur Khalsa.

At RUNGA, Joseph leads workouts, kettlebell instruction, and mobility drills. But RUNGA goes far beyond fitness. If you join me at RUNGA in Austin, Texas, this October 13th-15th, you can spend three life-changing days treating your mind and body to organic chef-prepared meals, daily movement, and meditation, plus full access to the latest anti-aging biohacks and health-optimizing therapies, with a lively community of like-minded health-seekers. It's the one event I make sure to attend every year. Click here to learn more or to apply today.

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Sep 10, 2022
"America's Worst Mom" Explains Why We Need More Free-Range Parenting & Less Helicopter Parenting: Let Them Grow
01:00:16

Lenore Skenazy has been known by the nickname “America’s Worst Mom.”

And yet I'm featuring her as a parenting expert in my upcoming Boundless Parenting book.

Hear me out...

Lenore graduated from Yale in 1981, and earned her master’s degree from Columbia University in 1983. A speaker, blogger, syndicated columnist, and reality show host, Lenore has been featured by national media outlets, including NPR, the New York Daily News, Good Morning America, and NBC News. Until 2008, Lenore was a regular columnist for the New York Sun. Her controversial piece, "Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone," received worldwide news coverage and earned her that "Worst Mom" nickname.

However, the column also led to the founding of a blog called Free-Range Kids, which is "fighting the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape." A bestselling book that followed, also called Free-Range Kids, kicked off a movement that promotes childhood independence and resilience as the path for children to grow into capable, confident, and happy adults. Lenore serves as the president of Let Grow, the non-profit organization behind Free-Range Kids.

On her television show World's Worst Mom, Lenore trains overprotective parents to give their children more independence and confidence. Lenore Skenazy believes that the concept of helicopter parenting, excessive and often unnecessary worry about safety, and lack of creative and slightly dangerous free play are hampering the health and growth of children.

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Sep 08, 2022
Endure Chapter 20: Simplicity
18:50

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

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Sep 04, 2022
The Pros And Cons Of Plant Medicines, The Truth About Pharmakia, Spiritual Growth & Much More
01:32:05

Back in June of this year, I made one of the most important decisions of my life.

I announced, after much contemplation and prayer, to stop using plant medicines.

In a comprehensive two-part article series that provoked a wide range of responses, I detailed my reasoning for reaching this conclusion (you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here). And while I've returned to reiterate this decision here and there since June, I have not yet - until now - devoted an entire podcast to the subject.

Today I'm doing just that, as a guest on my friend Josh Trent's Wellness + Wisdom Podcast. Josh is the CEO and founder of Wellness Force Media, a company that has a mission to help humans heal mental, emotional, and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing their potential to live life well. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world.

In Josh's words, he has been "bouncing around inside my orbit and consciousness) for 10+ years now, but it took this rather polarizing and controversial topic to bring us together for a real discussion on his Wellness + Wisdom podcast.

Now, Josh is not for or against plant medicines. He does believe that plant medicines have special use cases, and that four lifesaving "levers" that need to be taken into account when considering usage:

  1. Preparation. Was the plant medicine prepared in a sacred way? Does the shaman or facilitator have the sacred experience and trusted lineage, combined with a pure heart?
  2. Setting. Has the space been properly cleared of dark energies, and are all participants aligned with humility and curiosity?
  3. Intention. Has the participant done preliminary work to get very clear on their intention, and to not come to the medicine with a disempowered wish?
  4. Integration. Is there a pre-, peri-, and post-integration skilled facilitator so the participant will avoid going away with no lessons learned?

This podcast episode may ruffle some feathers. But at the end of the day, you are the only one who can answer the profoundly important question of whether or not you will partake in plant medicine. Hopefully, this fascinating conversation with Josh will get you thinking (and if you'd rather watch the video, that's below, too).

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Sep 03, 2022
Q&A 446: Living A "High Energy Flux" Lifestyle, The Best Way To Do A Low Carb Diet, Left Nose Vs. Right Nose Breathing, Peptide Safety & Much More!
01:23:21

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Sep 01, 2022
Endure Chapter 19: Hell
10:53

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Aug 28, 2022
Orgasm Enhancement, Blood Flow, Nitric Oxide, Red Light Therapy, Yoni Steaming, Prostate Massage & Much More With Sex Expert
01:26:05

Sex is a subject I can't (and don't want to) ignore...

...because sexual health is just as important for your physical, mental, and spiritual fitness as lifting weights, meditating, or praying.

This is why I devoted an extensive chapter to hormones, libido, and sex in general in my book Boundless. I have also podcasted on sex, including episodes with Jamie Wheal ("Biohacking Sex, Tantric Breathwork, Plant Medicines For Orgasmic Enhancement & Much More."), Kim Anami ("A Vaginal Weightlifting Coach Reveals Her Secrets On How To Train Your Body For Soul-Stretching, Bed-Shaking, Neighbour-Complaining Sex"), and Dr. Richard Gaines ("The Non-Pill, Natural Alternative To Viagra That Instantly Fixes Erectile Dysfunction, Boosts Drive In Men & Women, Enhances Orgasm & Much More.").

Then there was the wildly popular podcast with Susan Bratton, "Biohacking Sex: The Best Tips, Tricks, Supplements & Food To Optimize Libido, Desire & Arousal.", an episode that included sixteen bedroom and sex biohacking tips. Since it's been awhile since I've tackled the somewhat controversial, but nonetheless thrilling, topic of optimizing your sex life, I thought it was time to get Susan back on the show.

Susan Bratton is a champion and advocate for all who desire passionate relationships. Married to her husband Tim since 1993, Susan is an author, award-winning speaker, and serial entrepreneur who teaches passionate lovemaking techniques to her fans around the world. Susan’s fresh approach and original ideas have helped millions of people of all ages, and across the gender spectrum, transform having sex into making love.

As the CEO and co-founder (with her husband) of Personal Life Media and The 20, Susan has authored 35 books and programs and launched a line of libido support supplements for the sexual biohacker community. A deep thinker with a sweeping foundation of knowledge in human sexuality, Susan has been featured in The New York Times and on CNBC and the TODAY show as well as appearing on ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, and NBC.

Susan Bratton’s straight-talking, fearless perspectives are rooted in her personal experience of watching her sex life wither while she and her husband pursued dynamic careers. When their relationship hit a crisis point, the couple made a fierce commitment to do whatever it took to keep their family together and revive the passion in their marriage. Today, she and her husband have the kind of dream relationship most people long-since stopped believing is even possible—until they discover Susan’s teachings.

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Aug 27, 2022
Could This Be The Final Solution To The Vegetable Oil Problem? The Amazing New Technology Of Cultured Oil With Zero Acre Farms
01:08:20

Zero Acre Farms is on a mission to remove vegetable oils from the food system. Vegetable oils are the most consumed food in the world after rice and wheat, and are leading drivers of chronic disease and deforestation. At Zero Acre Farms, they make healthy oils and fats from fermentation, not cleared rainforests. Their first product, which they call Cultured Oil, has the highest level of good fats, lowest levels of bad fats, and a 90% smaller environmental footprint than vegetable oil.

I've tried the new Zero Acre Farms Culture Oil. It tastes good, cooks well, seems to have a decent smoke point, and seems to be an affordable, environmentally friendly alternative to what I consider to be one of the scourges of the nutrition world: vegetable oil.

My guest on this podcast, Jeff Nobbs, is a healthy food innovator on a mission to reverse chronic disease and help fix the many problems in today’s food system. After an early career in technology, Jeff founded the healthy fast casual restaurant chain Kitava, served as COO of Perfect Keto, and co-founded food security non-profit HelpKitchen. Jeff is now co-founder and CEO of Zero Acre Farms, makers of Cultured Oil.

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Aug 25, 2022
Endure Chapter 18: Death
17:04

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Aug 21, 2022
The Little-Known Physical Therapy Method That Can Stop Injuries In Their Tracks, Fix Fascia & Amplify Your Recovery & Performance: Counterstrain
54:34

When I interviewed Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis in the episode "Tony Robbins, Peter Diamandis & Ben Greenfield Reveal New Anti-Aging Biohacks & Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine You’ve Never Heard Of Before.", we discussed a special form of injury and recovery physical therapy called "Counterstrain", which was also featured in Tony's book Lifeforce and is a cutting edge manual therapy technique that provides relief from pain and dysfunction.

I was so interested in this protocol that I had one of the leaders in the Counterstrain movement - Tim Hodges - fly to my house to do a treatment on me. It was like nothing I've ever experienced, so I hosted Tim on this podcast to delve into exactly what Counterstrain is, who it's for, and what it does exactly.

Tim Hodges has worked in the field of physical rehabilitation since 1996. He is involved in the ongoing development of the Counterstrain technique and the creation of training programs renowned for producing highly skilled Counterstrain Practitioners. In 2003, Tim started his private practice, now called Counterstrain Portland. A Teaching Assistant since 2003 and Facial Counterstrain Instructor for the Jones Institute since 2014, he is one of a select few certified to teach the modern version of Counterstrain.

He has helped Brian Tuckey develop many of the Counterstrain techniques used today. Tim continues to apply his expertise in the field through private treatment at Counterstrain Portland, the mentoring of Healthcare Practitioners at the Counterstrain Academy and by teaching large-scale continuing education seminars for health care providers. Tim created counterstrain.com, the Counterstrain brand and along with Brian Tuckey created 3D Counterstrain.

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Aug 20, 2022
Q&A 445: The Best New Anti-Aging Compounds, Gut Healing Supplements, What Ben Would Do If He Got Cancer, The Worst Things For Fertility & Much More!
01:09:27

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Aug 18, 2022
Endure Chapter 17: Babies
20:01

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Aug 14, 2022
The 3 Most Important & Effective Sleep Ingredients To *Finally* Get The Full, Restful Night Of Sleep Your Body & Brain Craves
01:28:06

Angelo Keely is the co-founder and CEO of Kion, a performance and longevity supplement and functional food company dedicated to helping people fully experience a joyful, active life by providing pure, energy-enhancing solutions. Angelo Keely, along with yours truly, first started Kion in 2017 with a dream of creating something that motivated people to continue on their personal health journeys.

Since 2017, Angelo has taken part in helping to develop many of the highest-possible quality supplements on the market, cultivated an incredibly passionate team, and has helped fuel the growth of Kion.

Angelo was born to hippie parents in Austin, Texas, and raised in an old, funky, hand-built house nestled in the outer regions of the suburbs. They were health-nut pescatarians. He didn’t have a birth certificate or see a doctor until he was six. He didn’t have his first haircut until the summer before fourth grade. So, as you can imagine, he got very comfortable being “weird” at an early age.

He then had a series of traumatic accidents in his adolescence and early adulthood. Nearly stabbed and beaten to death at 16, he left home and became independent at 17, and was then involved in a deadly bus accident in the foothills of the Himalayas at 21. These events gifted him with the confidence to navigate all situations and a profound appreciation for simply existing.

Angelo spent several years working in Europe and India in his 20s. Thanks to this experience (and a lot of talking out loud to himself), he now speaks multiple languages. He was drawn to these experiences because he loves to see things, and himself, from new perspectives and he's enthralled by the challenge of understanding new systems.

Angelo is also a multi-instrumentalist and loves to make music with unique variations of vocals, drums, piano, and guitar.

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Aug 13, 2022
How Two Middle-Aged Entrepreneurial Parents Completely Transformed & Biohacked Their Health, Fitness, Sex Life & More
58:39

For a while now, I've been working with an entrepreneurial couple named Jim and Jamie Sheils to improve their fitness, health, nutrition, and longevity...

...and we've become dear friends in the process.

Jim and Jamie Sheils are the fit, sexy parents of four children ranging in age from toddler to teen. They are also the founders of a fantastic company called 18 Summers, which refers to the number of summers you have with your children. The goal of 18 Summers is to help support families with a formula for lifelong parent-child connection, trust, bonding, respect, and experience. Jim and Jamie have also authored the popular ebook The Family Board Meeting, which outlines three simple steps parents can take to create lasting connections with their children.

Jim Sheils is an entrepreneur who consults with world-class organizations such as Harvard University and Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) to help their members succeed at home. In keynote presentations, workshops, team events, and private consulting, Jim has helped hundreds of the top entrepreneurs and thought leaders around the world focus and implement where it really counts, at home. He is affectionately known as "Crazy Glue For Families." Jamie Sheils founded Florida’s only Waldorf-inspired public charter school and directed a Public Montessori Charter School. She has also developed and implemented programs in several other public and private schools.

When Jim and Jamie first met, they found themselves facing interesting challenges as a blended family. Suddenly, they had to contend with the everyday trials of disconnection and time scarcity. It was Family Board Meetings that bridged the gap, helping a new family connect, and helping the kids find sure footing on uncertain ground.

Now, through 18 Summers, Jim and Jamie reach families and organizations around the world, helping them discover the benefits of quality time and enduring relationships. In this episode, we talk about homeschooling, creative freedom, sex drive, and even (how to avoid!) "Dad bod."

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Aug 11, 2022
Endure Chapter 16: Prayer
36:44

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Aug 07, 2022
Spirit Tech: The Brave New World of Consciousness Hacking and Enlightenment Engineering
01:06:49

I recently read a book entitled Spirit Tech: The Brave New World of Consciousness Hacking and Enlightenment Engineering by Kate J. Stockly and Wesley J. Wildman. It was a thrilling read on the merging of biohacking technologies, spirituality, neurotheology, and much more. 

Technology now has the ability to modify and control the spiritual experience. This book is a journey through the high-tech aids for psychological growth that are changing the world while exploring safety, authenticity, and ethics.

Of course, technology is already helping to manage health, sleep, relationships, and finances, so it’s no surprise that technological aids for the spiritual journey would be the next frontier. From apps that help you pray or meditate, to cybernauts seeking the fast track, to nirvana through magnetic brain stimulation, this is the brink of the most transformative revolution in the practice of religion: an era in which the power of “spirit tech” can be harnessed to deepen your experience of the divine.

Spirit tech products are rapidly improving in sophistication and power, and ordinary people need a trustworthy guide. Through their research and insider access to the top innovators and early adopters, Kate Stockly and Wesley Wildman take you deep inside an evolving world with Spirit Tech. The book is the definitive guide to the fascinating world of innovations for personal transformation, spiritual growth, and pushing the boundaries of human nature. When you read Spirit Tech, you'll...

...find out how increasingly popular “wearables” work on your brain, promising a shortcut to transformative meditative states...

...meet the inventor of the “God Helmet,” who developed a tool to increase psychic skills and overcome fear, sadness, and anger...

...visit churches that use ayahuasca as their sacrament and explore the booming industry of psychedelic tourism...

...journey to a mansion in the heart of Silicon Valley where a group of scientists and entrepreneurs are working feverishly to bring brain-based spirit tech applications to the masses, and...

...discover a research team who achieved brain-to-brain communication between individuals thousands of miles apart, harnessing neurofeedback techniques to sync and share emotions among group members.

Kate Stockly is an academic researcher specializing in the scientific study of religion and women’s studies in religion. Kate’s first book, High On God: How Megachurches Won the Heart of America (co-authored with James K. Wellman, Jr. and Katie Corcoran; Oxford 2020), looks closely at the affective and emotional dynamics animating evangelical megachurches. Spirit Tech: The Brave New World of Consciousness Hacking and Engineering Enlightenment is Kate's second book. Kate also analyzes gender dynamics in religion and spirituality from a bio-psycho-social perspective. Putting the critical humanities—especially feminist materialism and affect theory—into conversation with the biological sciences, she theorizes how gender and sex interact with spiritual and religious expression and experience.

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Aug 06, 2022
Everything You Need To Know About Healing Your Gut, Mood, Energy, Libido & Sleep With A Little Known Bacterial Strain (& An Amazing DIY Yogurt Recipe!)
01:12:24

I first became familiar with the brilliant Dr. William Davis and his impressive body of work when I interviewed him for an episode about heart attacks way back in 2009.

Later, he joined me for a podcast about his book Wheat Belly, in which we discussed why you're not eating the same kind of wheat your ancestors ate, whether wheat bread is really better than white bread, if wheat is ever OK to eat and if so, when, and good substitutes and alternatives for wheat.

Today, Dr. William Davis is back to discuss his new book Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight. In Super Gut, Dr. Davis takes his research and findings a step further and shows that because of our highly processed diet, pesticides, and overuse of antibiotics, our guts are is now missing so many of the good bacteria required to be healthy. As a result, many of us have lost control over health, weight, mood, even behavior.

The ancient bacteria that keep our gut in alignment and our digestion easy have been dying off, replaced by harmful microbes that don’t serve to keep us physically healthy and mentally fit. With cutting-edge research, Dr. Davis has connected the dots between gut health and modern ailments and complaints. There are entire species of microbes that have disappeared, creating health issues that were uncommon one hundred, or even fifty, years ago. A major consequence is SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), a silent and profound epidemic, which affects one out of three people and is responsible for an astounding range of human health conditions.

Super Gut shows how to eliminate bad bacteria and bring back the missing “good” bacteria with a four-week plan to reprogram your microbiome based on research and techniques that not only get to the root of many diseases but improve levels of oxytocin (the bonding/happy hormone), brain health, and promote anti-aging, weight loss, mental clarity, and more restful sleep. Super Gut explains the science clearly and includes more than forty recipes, a diet plan, and resources so you can pinpoint your gut issues, correct them, and maintain your long-term health and well-being. Dr. Davis provides solutions to health problems by addressing the microbiome, massively disrupted in modern people. He shows readers in his Super Gut book, for instance, how to restore important lost microbes lost such as Lactobacillus reuteri, restored by using a unique method of yogurt fermentation that smooths skin and reduces wrinkles, restores youthful muscle and strength, deepens sleep, reduces appetite and provides many other youth-preserving and anti-aging effects. In Super Gut, he provides additional do-it-yourself-at-home strategies for benefits such as improved mood, improved athletic performance, better sleep, heightened immunity, and improved body composition.

Dr. William Davis is also responsible for exposing the incredible nutritional blunder made by "official" health agencies: Eat more "healthy whole grains." The wheat of today is different from the wheat of 1960, thanks to extensive genetics manipulations introduced to increase yield-per-acre. Eliminating wheat yields results beyond everyone's expectations: substantial weight loss, correction of cholesterol abnormalities, relief from inflammatory diseases like arthritis, better mood, reduced blood sugar with many type 2 diabetics being freed of insulin and other drugs, all articulated through his Wheat Belly series of books. He is also a champion of individual self-directed health, as discussed in his Undoctoredbook.

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Aug 04, 2022
Endure Chapter 15: Prayer
17:22

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jul 31, 2022
Sleep Genetics (& 3 Ways To Crush A Good Night Of Sleep), Why You Get Depressed When You Get Bored, Personalized Exercise & Diet Based on Genetics & Much More With Kashif Khan Of The DNA Company.
01:46:31

A lot of new science, research and testing protocols have emerged lately in the field of genetic testing, so I decided it was high time I interviewed a DNA expert on sleep genetic types, parenting, personality types, mood, behavior, cancer, the fountain of "youth" and so much more. 

My guest for this episode, Kashif Khan, is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of The DNA Company, where personalized medicine is being pioneered through unique insights into the human genome. With the largest study of its kind globally, The DNA Company has developed a functional approach to genomic interpretation overlaying environment, nutrition, and lifestyle on the genetic blueprint to create personalized and deterministic health outcomes.

Growing up in Vancouver, Canada in an immigrant household, Kashif developed an industrious entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. Prior to his tenure at The DNA Company, Kashif advised a number of high-growth start-ups in a variety of industries including luxury retail, technology, finance, fine arts, healthcare, tourism and real estate. He participated in over $300 million in revenue in his own retail business prior to launching consulting services to help others thrive.

As Kashif dived into the field of functional genomics as the CEO of The DNA Company, it was revealed that his neural wiring was actually genetically designed to be entrepreneurial. However, his genes also revealed a particular sensitivity to pollutants. This inspired The DNA Company to develop a custom nutrient supplement to enhance this suboptimal detoxification pathway, enabling Kashif’s body to deal with pollutants and chemicals, while reducing his risk of long-term illness.

Now seeing his health from a new lens Kashif dove further and started to see the genetic pathways that led to his own family’s challenges, and the opportunities to reverse chronic disease. He has since made it his mission to build The DNA Company into a business that has an impact and whose success is measured not in dollars earned, but in lives improved.

 

In this episode, you'll discover:

How Kashif got involved with The DNA Company

Kashif’s Genetic Playbook, the actionable steps to utilizing your Genetic code for informed daily life decisions.

Mood and behavior / How genes impact things like depression

Optimizing sleep/ sleep genetic types

Applying genetics to parenting and personalization

 

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Jul 30, 2022
Q&A 444: The Latest Tricks For Cognitive Performance, Ketosis Confusion, Muscle Cramping Fixes, Peeing At Night, Microdosing & More!
01:21:55

In today's episode, Dr. Jay Wiles connect on all things Cognitive performance, ketones and ketone esters, the real fix to muscle cramping, the potential threat I find with micro dosing,  and at the end, we take on your questions!

We'll touch on how the power of the breath and how it can actually increase physical performance, endurance and recovery.

Cognition decline performance, what it is, signs it's starting and practices we've had first hand experience with in combating the effects of subjective cognition decline; through photocoagulation with red light therapy it's been found to have remarkable results on promoting brain health and function. Also we review the immediate effects and benefits of HIIT and essentially using it as "Exercise that gets you smart". Through extensive research it's been shown that HIIT is a great way to fight off what is called "Aggregates" a type of protein that acts as "plaque" to the brain, which has been linked to Alzheimer's Disease.

Plus, we do some good old debunking on the old "carbs after the gym, bro", what ketone esters are, how they assist us in generating more substantial energy and there effect is has on our brain. The studies that have been condoned to monitor athlete's performance utilizing ketones, ketone esters as well as the effect when applied when a carbohydrate diet.

We'll touch a bit on what causes muscle cramps and how the "pickle juice" method really works with our neurochemistry more than it does anything else. Common belief is linked to dehydration and electro light deficiency and while that is true there is quite a bit more to it than just that. Today you'll get the real reason why cramps happen to athletes and what measures can me taken to start to prevent it. Diving even deeper into the concept you'll learn the 3 common "weakest links" within athletes and how to fix them.

You'll get my two cents on why I've tuned it down on plant medicine, what trend I am starting to see take place and what inevitable consequences I see unfolding for those that experiment with ignorance. Believe it or not - You're opening yourself up to a spiritual realm far beyond our human experience which should not be provoked with inexperienced travelers. Not to get it wrong with the positive benefits it does offer but to bring awareness and education to those whom may be dabbling too far down the rabbit hole.


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Jul 28, 2022
Endure Chapter 14: Bookends
16:01

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jul 24, 2022
How To Operate On The Cutting Edge Of Physical & Mental Performance With Ryan "Birdman" Parrott Of The Human Performance Project.
01:11:57

BenGreenfieldLife.com/humanperformanceproject

A few weeks ago, a guy named Ryan "Birdman" Parrott contacted me.

In a nutshell, he said...

"My sniper partner in the SEAL Teams took his life 3 years ago and I am tired of it. I know for a fact that there are plenty of brain treatment centers around the country but the military, first responder communities’ leadership don’t seem to care about their health, nutrition and sleep, so we are going to work with physicians, sports physiologists, and mental health experts to develop a simplistic manual that will showcase: 1) turning the ignition on so that kids who are starting to get athletic can understand how to create a baseline of correct fitness and how to get back to homeostasis (this also goes for brand new military members and first responders because they don’t get taught human performance); 2) restarting the engine for the war fighter, career fire fighter and law enforcement, so that they can come out of their careers unfractured. This manual should and will discuss what to do on the flip side to reboot. I am not going to sit back and watch another war fighter take their own life because they are not being tended to after devoting everything that God has given to them to national security. I have run a successful non-profit for burn survivors called 'Sons of the Flag' for the past ten years and am now making this my number one focus to do my part...

...it's called The Human Performance Project...

...and I would love your advice on nutrition and supplementation as we begin this training and as we analyze our blood to give us all a better understanding of what it truly making us better. These are all war fighters on the team that will be training to pull this off and I am the youngest guy on the team, so we have our work cut out for us."

So I decided to get Ryan on the show so that you can be educated on how to truly optimize performance, especially when you need to be on the physical and mental cutting edge.

Ryan's Human Performance Project is designed to gain outcomes on human performance by testing supplements while training and looking deep into the DNA, physiology, and human spirit to create a docuseries along with a manual that supports all data-driven findings and proof of concept. Essentially pressing the reset button on a 20-year military veteran or first responder and starting the engine for the next generation to train, eat, sleep, diet, and live well.

Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, is an Author, Public Speaker, Former Navy SEAL, Patent Holder, Action Sports Athlete, and Founder of two non- profits benefitting Veterans and First Responders is originally from Detroit, Michigan. Birdman enlisted in the Navy after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11 and served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL attached to SEAL Team SEVEN, completing three combat tours to Iraq before being assigned to Advanced Training Command as an Instructor.

In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Birdman was riding atop a Humvee manning the gun turret in enemy territory, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), causing a detonation and throwing him from the Humvee. Birdman regained composure with his face and hands burned and witnessed his fellow team members suffer devastating burn and blast injuries. While Birdman’s burns were only first and second degree, his teammates suffered lifelong injuries.

In 2012, Birdman established Sons of the Flag to help burn survivors and their families find the help and medical attention they truly deserve. 

Now a sponsored athlete in the extreme sports arena, he has founded The Human Performance Project taking a deeper dive into health and wellness giving our next generation a better understanding on taking proper care of their bodies through physical, mental, emotional and spiritual guidance from world renowned experts in their fields.

More info on the Human Performance Project is here.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Ryan's personal journey to the present day, and how he got the name "Birdman"...

-Addressing a severely underserved segment of combat-sustained injuries through Sons of the Flag...

-The Human Performance Project: what it is and who it serves...

-The first 3 things someone should do when they want to take control of their health and fitness...

-The first thing to do when you realize you're broken physically, spiritually and emotionally...

-How one will feel when they attempt a hard-core cleanse...

-Improving the overall sleep experience...

-The system in the body that needs the most attention, and how to address it...

-To what extent will improving your physical game improve your mental game?...

-And much more!

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Jul 23, 2022
Why I Am No Longer Going To Be Using "Plant Medicines": Part 2
42:20

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/plantmed2

Last week, in this already somewhat controversial article, I gave you a thorough explanation and argument behind my newest conviction that when it comes to the ever-expanding and increasingly popular world of plant medicines, not only do the "cons outweigh the pros," but when you're partaking of these type of compounds and chemicals that significantly alter your state of consciousness (particularly in a recreational setting), you are opening yourself up to influence from a spiritual world that threatens to land you in a very dark place indeed.

In other words, when it comes to plant medicines, we aren't just talking about the equivalent of drinking too much coffee or having a bit too much pre-workout kratom or chomping on an extra piece of nicotine gum or socially lubricating an evening with an extra glass of wine. Instead, substances such as LSD, psilocybin, peyote, mescaline, or any other highly effective and typically hallucinogenic or psychedelic consciousness-altering compound that I named in Part 1 have great potential to open you up to a deep, dark, spiritual world in which there is a battle for your very soul.

So if you didn't yet read Part 1, please, please do.

Of course, there are several unanswered questions and considerations that I need to address here in Part 2, namely: microdosing with plant medicines, the "responsible" use of marijuana, the bigger, glaring issue that many of these types of vices bring up, and a special project I'll be working on that I'd like to invite you to be a part of.

So, let's dive in.

In this episode, you'll hear:

-What about microdosing?...06:45

-What about marijuana?...15:30

-The "bigger issue"...26:00

-Summary, and what comes next: "Viceless"...35:02

Episode sponsors:

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The entire text and links to all resources mentioned in today's episode can be found at https://bengreenfieldlife.com/plantmedpart2

Jul 21, 2022
Endure Chapter 13: Analog
28:15

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jul 17, 2022
A Guide To Monitoring Human Stress (& How To Use HRV, Breathwork, Stress Resiliency & Biofeedback) With Jay Wiles Of HANU Health.
01:11:11

BenGreenfieldLife.com/hanupodcast

Hanu Health is a venture-backed health technology company at the intersection of HRV, breathwork, stress resiliency, and biofeedback. They have designed what they call "the most sophisticated and accurate wearable for detecting changes in human stress response, using continuous HRV monitoring as its primary metric". Hanu promises to be a non-invasive and easy-to-use hardware/software system that acts as a stress coach whenever you are wearing it. It uses gentle vibrations to alert you as to when you might be experiencing signs of stress and provides in-the-moment exercises and training to help you build stress resiliency. This close-looped feedback system means that Hanu is continuously monitoring your stress response and is always there to provide you with valuable means to better attend to stress in the moment. 

Dr. Jay Wiles, my guest on today's show, is no stranger to the Ben Greenfield Life podcast, as you've heard him and Ben cohost the Q&A episodes since 2019. What you may not know about Dr. Wiles is that he is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Hanu Health. Jay is an international speaker, scientist, clinician, influencer, and subject-matter expert and authority on the interconnection between the human stress response and health performance/optimization. A clinical health and performance psychologist with board certification in heart rate variability biofeedback and peripheral biofeedback, he works as a leading consultant in psychophysiology to health influencers, professional athletes and teams, executives, and high performers. Jay has pioneered new and innovative means of using heart rate variability (HRV) and respiratory training as both diagnostic indicators of the dynamic nature of the human stress response, alongside therapeutic tools for regulating and conditioning this response for peak human performance.

Dr. Wiles has an extensive history of working with top-performing athletes in the PGA, LPGA, MLS, MLB, ATP, and WTA. His consulting firm, Thrive Wellness and Performance, has held contracts with leading biotechnology and health technology organizations where he has engaged in research, development of therapeutics, and development of behavioral retention programs.

Dr. Wiles has also hosted the Hanu Health Podcast since October 2021.

Code: BEN40 will gives followers 40% off retail of Hanu.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What does "Hanu" mean?...

-Jay's personal journey to becoming an expert in HRV...

-How is the Hanu wearable different from other devices that track HRV?... 

-What causes HRV to vary from day to day, even if stress levels don't appear to vary...

-The heart rate strap, and what the Hanu wearable might look like in the future...

-About the Resonance Frequency Assessment...

-Resonance breathing and box breathing contrasted...

-What is a BOLT score and why is it important...

-When a high HRV is not necessarily a good thing...

-Rapid fire questions on HRV...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-HigherDOSE

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-Organifi Gold Chocolate

-Kion Aminos

-Essentia Mattresses

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

BenGreenfieldLife.com/hanupodcast

Jul 16, 2022
Why I Am No Longer Going To Be Using "Plant Medicines": Part 1
56:29

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/plantmedpart1

On June 1, 2022, I reached one of the most important conclusions and subsequently made one of the most important decisions of my life.

I decided to completely stop using, endorsing, encouraging, extolling, promoting, praising, or otherwise having any involvement with so-called "plant medicines."

Now, before you roll your eyes and stop reading because perhaps you were never interested in plant medicines in the first place, or you think I must have had some kind of a "bad trip" on shrooms, or you're convinced that plant medicines play a vastly important role in your own personal, spiritual, or professional development and there's no way you'd ever come to the same conclusion I recently have...

...I beg of you: please stick with me here.

Please hear me out.

I have some very important things to say that I think the world desperately needs to hear right now. After a great deal of studying up on the topic (and, over the past decade, experimenting with nearly every plant medicine substance known to humankind) I strongly feel that it is now my responsibility and God-given calling to share my newest thoughts with you on this matter. Frankly, there is absolutely no way I want to go to the grave without speaking my mind on this topic.

And yes - I realize that a few of you might be cringing because, deep down inside, you suspect that I'm about to expose the "noble and laudable" excuse of "healing yourself" with plant medicines that a shockingly high number of health enthusiasts and spiritual warriors and shaman-bro's and sis's engage in on a frequent basis...

...as just an excuse to get high and do drugs without feeling like an addict.

You'd be right if that's your suspicion.

Admittedly, I'm partially responsible for fueling this entire movement.

I've podcasted and written multiple times on the benefits of journeying with plant medicines.

I've heavily promoted microdosing with plant medicines for focus, creativity, productivity, and social outings.

I've equated cannabis and shrooms with coffee and wine (trust me, they're a bit different).

I own multiple investments (several of which I'll be exiting, by the way) in ketamine clinics, cannabis companies, and psilocybin research laboratories.

I've encouraged couples—in the same way that my wife and I have done—to consider compounds like sassafras, MDMA, ketamine, lysergamides, and beyond for enhancing sex or having highly bonding weekend getaways.

Perhaps most interestingly, I have derived a great deal of benefit and personal insight and relationship enhancement and creative ideas from "journeying" with plant medicine, which made what I am about to share with you very difficult to write. Frankly, I thought because all the fruits of my use of plant medicines were nothing but good, that the ends justified the means.

But I was wrong.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

I am sorry.

I am ashamed.

I have severely missed the mark.

I was playing with fire, and you might be too. 

And I am about to tell you why.

Read the entire article at https://bengreenfieldlife.com/plantmedpart1

In this episode, you'll hear:

-Plant medicines defined...10:11

-Why I am done with plant medicines...17:35

-The Bible: Obstacle to the evolution...32:08

-The horrific effects of drug abuse...37:30

-I was deceived and I was playing with fire...42:35

-Freedom from bondage...46:45

-Summary of Part 1...52:25

Episode sponsors:

-Tru Kava

-Inside Tracker

-Chili Technologies

-Kion Aminos

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/plantmed1

Jul 14, 2022
Endure Chapter 12: Flow
26:25

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jul 10, 2022
How To Fast Track Your Way To Optimized Brain Fitness (& Instantly Lull Yourself Into Hypnosis, Sleep, Energy, Meditation & Much More!) With Dr. Patrick Porter Of BrainTap.
01:08:07

BenGreenfieldLife.com/BrainTapPodcast

This light-sound stimulation machine called the BrainTap is my latest infatuation. Ever since the CEO gave me a trial unit at a health conference this past Spring, I've literally been using it every day for the past four months, and it has been a huge game changer for rapid sleep onset, napping, meditation, airplane/car rides, fast-tracked meditation and much more.

"BrainTapping" is a quick and easy way to optimize your brain’s peak potential—anytime, anywhere. Backed by neuroscience and research, BrainTap is proven to help people who experience high stress, difficulty sleeping, low energy, and other lifestyle challenges. BrainTap restores your ability, balance and energy. BrainTap breaks through the overwhelm and makes it possible for you to thrive in overdrive. Instead of feeling exhausted and disheartened, you have a fit and resilient brain with clear, focused thinking, and the confidence to make better choices.

The BrainTap device uses light and sound stimulation to create a symphony of brainwave activity, a feeling of calm focus that’s just right for learning and productivity. Each session is designed with brainwave balance in mind. BrainTap’s exclusive neuro-algorithms gently and naturally guide your brain through a broad range of brainwave patterns, instead of just the Alpha state. The result is a complete spectrum of brainwave activity.

In addition to the sonic effect in the audio-sessions, the BrainTap Headset delivers gentle light pulses that travel through the ear meridians and the retina, sending direct signals to the brain and guiding you into extraordinary brain states that would otherwise take years of disciplined effort to achieve. By listening to the varied frequencies and holographic music in BrainTap’s unique audio programs, you can enjoy a healthy and balanced state of brain fitness.

My guest on this podcast is Dr. Patrick Porter.

Quick Facts About Patrick:

• Award-winning author, educator, researcher, entrepreneur, and speaker
• Lifetime Achievement Award (2020) - Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation (IAFNR)
• Dean of mind-based studies at the International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine
• SleepRX program voted best sleep application of the year by Health Magazine
• Featured in The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek
• TV and radio personality for 10 years
• Created more than 1200 personal development programs
• Successfully marketed more than 3 million products worldwide

In late 2020, Patrick was the honored recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Interdisciplinary Association of Functional Neurosciences and Rehabilitation (IAFNR), and for good reason. Over a career spanning more than three decades, Dr. Porter has been on the cutting edge of brainwave entrainment technology. He was co-developer of the first personal light & sound brain training machine, voted “Best New Gadget of the Year” at the 1989 Consumer Electronics Show and later developed one of the largest and most popular self-help franchises. He’s since become a highly sought-after expert within the neuroscience and personal improvement industries.

Dr. Porter is widely recognized as an award-winning author, educator, consultant, researcher, entrepreneur, and speaker. His newest brain-training platform, BrainTap, is distinctively designed to activate the brain’s neuroplasticity. The BrainTap headset uses light & sound technology in combination with Dr. Porter’s proprietary guided visualization audio-sessions to help people achieve brain fitness, overcome stress, lose weight, stop smoking, manage pain, accelerate learning, enjoy superb sleep and make any number of lifestyle improvements.

Additionally, he offers health providers a turnkey system for helping clients achieve better neurological performance and brain fitness. Dr. Porter is also the dean of mind-based studies at the International Quantum University of Integrative Medicine (IQUIM). Dr. Porter’s successes have been featured in NPR, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, People, Entrepreneur, and INC, as well as ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and the Discovery Channel. His SleepRX program was voted the best sleep app of the year by Health Magazine.

He is the author of the award-winning bestseller, Awaken the Genius, Mind Technology for the 21st Century, which was awarded “Best How-To Book of 1994” by the North American Book Dealers Exchange. Awaken the Genius is translated into four languages and more than 150,000 copies have sold globally. He also authored Discover the Language of the Mind and Thrive In Overdrive, How to Navigate Your Overloaded Lifestyle, among others. Dr. Porter’s entertaining speeches and seminars deliver the real life, nuts ‘n bolts concepts he used to turn his business ventures into multi-million dollar enterprises.

For ten years, Dr. Porter hosted his own show on WNIS radio in Norfolk, Virginia. Previously, he was the host of a Phoenix television show. As an independent consultant, he wrote Hidden Solutions and Awaken the Genius programs for the State of Arizona. He also created Mind-Over-Cancer, a guided visualization program used in medical facilities to assist patients receiving cancer treatment to better manage stress and side effects.

Dr. Porter has produced an arsenal of over 1200 audio-recorded motivational programs and narrated visualization sessions and has sold more than 3 million books and recordings worldwide, all uniquely designed to empower humanity. He earned his doctorate degree from Louisiana Baptist University in 1992 in Psychology of Christian Counseling and later became a licensed trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Patrick's history of linguistic programming...

-The psychology behind the voice options in the Brain Tap...

-The founding story of the Brain Tap...

-Nuts and bolts of how the Brain Tap is affecting the brain...

-How binaural beats are used in the Brain Tap...

-Why the ear piece produces light...

-Why blue light in the Brain Tap does not affect sleep deleteriously...

-Isochronic tones explained...

-How music is chosen and utilized in the Brain Tap...

-Entrainment and teaching the body to heal itself...

-Precautions using the Brain Tap...

-Using the Brain Tap with plant medicines and other modalities...

-About the libraries available on the Brain Tap...

-Customizing a personal routine into a Brain Tap experience...

Episode sponsors:

-Butcher Box

-Levels Health

-Kion Aminos

-Masszymes

-Hapbee

BenGreenfieldLife.com/BrainTapPodcast

Jul 09, 2022
Q&A 443: The Latest On Diet, Supplements & Cognition, Melatonin, Natural Testosterone Boosters, Blood Flow Restriction Training, Managing Inflammation & Much More!
01:11:22

bengreenfieldlife.com/443

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

  • Staying lean can keep ya smart - In this large cross-sectional study, a measure of cognitive function decreased with increasing body fat
  • One reason why every “old” man or woman I train or consult with takes a boatload of Kion Aminos...
  • Five grams daily up to THIRTY GRAMS daily of creatine seems to be safe for kidneys with no adverse effects
  • Sleeping with even a little light can be unhealthy
  • The more bright light you get during the daytime hours, the more resilient you are to light-induced melatonin suppression at night
  • Need to stay up later or “shift” your clock forward? Exercise later in day works:
  • Medicinal plants to improve fertility and testosterone production
  • A blend of extracts from pomegranate rind and cocoa seeds increased total and free testosterone levels in healthy young men
  • Fasting can make your muscle cells more resistant to stress
  • Running Training Combined With Blood Flow Restriction Increases Cardiopulmonary Function and Muscle Strength in Endurance Athletes

Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more!

Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research.

Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support!

Listener Q&A:

-Tips on dealing with lingering inflammation after everything one knows to do has been done...

-Natural alternatives to ADD medications; and thoughts on SARMS for muscle building and testosterone production...

-Dealing with frequent migraines...

Episode sponsors:

-Vuori

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-Inside Tracker

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Jul 07, 2022
Endure Chapter 11: Seatbelts & Sentries
13:23

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jul 03, 2022
Ben Greenfield's Favorite Workouts, Building a Generational Legacy, Biohacking On a Budget, & Much More: Part 2 of Ben's Talk at the Health Optimisation Summit.
56:32

BenGreenfieldLife.com/hospodcast2

Today's episode is Part 2 of my talk at the Health Optimisation Summit, recently held in London by noted UK biohacker and media personality Tim Gray.

The Health Optimisation Summit brings together the best from all the key diets, and everything in the health, wellbeing, medical, nutrition, biohacking, and fitness worlds, with the view not to push one mindset, but to incorporate them all with the sole goal of making people healthier–using whichever mindset or 'diet' is best for the individual.

When I interviewed Tim Gray recently, on the podcast episode "How UK’s Leading Biohacker Eats, Drinks, & Optimizes His Life: An Interview With Tim Gray," I got a sneak peek into what his life looks like, from his fitness and nutrition routines to his sexiest biohacks.

At this year's Summit, Tim turned the tables and actually asked me to present on "A Day in the Life of Ben Greenfield." At first, I thought I'd be struggling to fill the time slot with just my "average day," but then as I thought about all the hacks, routines, and rituals I do throughout my days that are now more or less automatic for me but likely something you'll be quite interested in, I realized it might not be quite as simple as it sounds!

In this episode, we pick up where we left off last time, and go on to talk about the importance of family time at the end of the day, finishing the day with purpose, and we even had time left at the end to answer a few questions from members of the audience.

Remember, if you haven't yet, I highly recommend you listen to Part 1 of this series, either before or after this episode!

In this episode, you'll discover:

-How Ben makes the most of the mid-day siesta...

-Ben's favorite workouts throughout the day...

-Building a family legacy...

-Eating practices at the end of the day...

-Bedtime rituals...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Timeline Nutrition

-Organifi Red Juice

-Kion Aminos

-Willo

-Nootopia

BenGreenfieldLife.com/hospodcast2

Jul 02, 2022
The Nitty-Gritty Details Of Ben Greenfield's Daily Routine, How To Optimize Your Workspace, The Latest Biohacking Secrets, Superfood Smoothies & Much More: Part 1 of Ben's Talk at the Health Optimisation Summit.
01:04:12

BenGreenfieldLife.com/hospodcast1

Here, for your itching ears and supremely curious heart and mind, comes Part 1 of my talk at the Health Optimisation Summit, recently held in London by my friend and podcast guest, Tim Gray.

The Health Optimisation Summit is Europe’s largest health conference, showcasing the best speakers from the health, biohacking, fitness, longevity, nutrition, functional, and preventative medicine spaces (including yours truly) in order to provide people with the knowledge, tools, and resources to take their own health and performance to the next level.

The UK's leading biohacker, Tim Gray is known for his detailed tracking of more than 35+ biomarkers per day, is frequently in the mainstream media regarding practical, trackable, and immediately apply-able health hacks, and is featured on over 30 podcasts a year. As a psychology specialist and a successful businessman, Tim founded and invested in multiple 6-figure businesses, including digital marketing agencies and London’s first private Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic.

After years spent self-healing his body from chronic health conditions through biohacking alone, Tim Gray embarked on a mission to educate and empower the masses. Recently, I spoke to Tim about his history, his routines, the Health Optimisation Summit, and plenty more, in a special two-part podcast episode that included an interview and then a follow-up solosode by Tim ("How UK’s Leading Biohacker Eats, Drinks, & Optimizes His Life: An Interview With Tim Gray").

For this year's Summit, Tim actually asked me to present on "A Day in the Life of Ben Greenfield." At first, I thought I'd be struggling to fill the time slot with just my "average day," but then as I thought about all the hacks, routines, and rituals I do throughout my days that are now more or less automatic for me but likely something you'll be quite interested in, I realized it might not be quite as simple as it sounds!

In fact, like I needed to do with Tim's podcast, I had to split my talk up and finish presenting about a "typical" day in Part 2, which is the next episode you'll see released on the podcast feed. You can also go here to get all of the resources from my talk at the Summit.

Enjoy!

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Look at the body as a battery...

-Ben's morning routine...

-Family time in the morning and the morning smoothie...

-How Ben optimizes his workspace...

-Midday routines and rituals...

-Audience question: "What does your wife do?"...

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Essentia Mattresses

-Inside Tracker

-Chili Technologies

-Kion Aminos

BenGreenfieldLife.com/hospodcast1

Jun 30, 2022
Endure Chapter 10: Chop Wood, Carry Water
18:01

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jun 26, 2022
How to Love People & Use Things, Whether Or Not You're A "Hoarder," Minimalist Diets & Workouts & 7 Essential Relationships with Joshua Millburn.
01:12:17

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/minimalist

I've been interviewed a few times on the outstanding Minimalists podcast with Joshua Millburn and his partner in crime Ryan Nicodemus, who together founded The Minimalists. This time it was I who put one of them on the hot seat for my podcast, and was able to speak with Joshua about his journey into the minimalism mindset, how we sometimes go about it the wrong way, the four stages of hoarding, and much more.

At first glance, people might think the point of minimalism is only to get rid of material possessions: Eliminating. Jettisoning. Extracting. Detaching. Decluttering. Paring down. Letting go. But that’s a mistake.

True, removing the excess is an important part of the recipe—but it’s just one ingredient. If we’re concerned solely with the stuff, we’re missing the larger point.

Minimalists don’t focus on having less, less, less. We focus on making room for more: more time, more peace, more creativity, more experiences, more contribution, more contentment, more freedom. Clearing the clutter frees up the space.

Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s important things—which aren’t thingsat all.

In this interview with Joshua Millburn, you'll discover:

-Publishing forays in the realm of minimalism...

-The four stages of hoarding, and which stage you're likely at...

-The "lightbulb" moment when Joshua embraced minimalism...

-Starting points into the realm of Minimalism...

-Ben and Josh discuss a minimalist diet...

-Minimalist exercise and workouts...

-Why being busy doesn't make you important, it just makes you busy...

-The seven essential relationships in our lives to balance before focusing on relationships with other people...

-How social minimalism promotes a life of productivity and creation...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Thrive Market

-Organifi Green Juice

-HigherDOSE

-Willo

-BGL Careers

-Kion Aminos

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/minimalist

Jun 25, 2022
Everything You Need To Know About Amino Acids, Animal Vs. Plant Protein, How Much Protein You Need & Much, Much More With Kion's Angelo Keely.
01:31:09

I have been supplementing with amino acids a lot lately.

And so have many of you, as the Aminos supplement is easily the best-selling product over at Kion, my supplements company that I and Angelo Keely began in 2017. In fact, Angelo and I talked about amino acids, along with our then new protein powder on the podcast back in November of 2021. And since I've been using Kion Aminos to such great effect lately, I wanted to share what we talked about last year, because I know so many people have begun listening to the show since then.

So enjoy!

Angelo Keely is the co-founder and CEO of Kion, an active lifestyle, supplement, and functional food company dedicated to helping people fully experience a joyful, active life by providing pure, energy-enhancing solutions. Angelo has a truly diverse and unique background having put himself through college as a professional musician—beatboxing, rapping, and drumming.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Angelo Keely has become a world-renowned expert on protein...

-How Angelo Keely and his health transformation caused a hyper-focus on protein and amino acids...

-Overview of the different types of amino acids...

-Creatine as an amino acid...

-The appropriate amount of protein and aminos to intake...

-The ranking of the quality of animal-based protein sources...

-The good and bad when it comes to protein powders...

-The long history of whey protein...

-How to get a protein powder that doesn't taste like ash...

Episode sponsors:

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Nootopia

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

-Inside Tracker

-Kion Aminos

Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Angelo Keely or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Jun 23, 2022
Endure Chapter 9: Create
32:54

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jun 19, 2022
Bodybuilding, Biohacking, Biometrics Testing, Children As Mini-Adults, What Ben's Reading & More With Roger Snipes.
01:08:30
Jun 18, 2022
The "Softer Side" of Biohacking, Parenting Strategies, How Ben Stays in Top Shape While Traveling & More with Reconditioned Podcast Host Lauren Vaknine.
01:15:26

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/reconditioned

Today's episode is the second of three "walk and talk" podcasts I recorded while attending and speaking at the Health Optimisation Summit in London in May 2022. This time I was put on the hot seat by a leading UK biohacking expert named Lauren Vaknine. During our chat, we discussed faith, family, how females approach biohacking and much more. Enjoy!

Meet Lauren Vaknine:

Lauren Vaknine is a holistic health and life coach, wellness educator, speaker and host of the popular Reconditioned Podcast. As a leading voice in wellness in the UK, Lauren uses the experience and knowledge she gained during her 3-decade long journey from severe disability to complete wellness, to help women heal and transform their lives.

She does this by using a range of holistic healing arts in a unique, whole-person approach. This approach enables Lauren to take her clients on a journey from existing, to living a life of purpose, intention, self-mastery and fulfilment. You can find Lauren on Instagram @laurenvaknine, her podcast, Reconditioned with Lauren Vaknine as well as her website laurenvakninecoaching.com and her blog laurenvaknine.co.uk

In this episode, you'll discover:

-The "softer side" of biohacking and life optimization...

-Ben's big "why" for doing what he does...

-Ben's morning routine while traveling...

-Jet lag management tips...

-Ben's favorite biohacking devices and gadgets...

-Does Ben's wife Jessa share his enthusiasm for biohacking and self-optimization?...

-Ben's education philosophy and strategy for his children...

-A sneak peak of Ben's new parenting book...

-When not to engage in fasting, ice baths, sauna...

-Ben's Christian hedonism philosophy...

-Lauren's "lightning round" questions for Ben...

-And much more...

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Organifi Apple Green Juice

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-Ben Greenfield Life Careers

-Joy Mode

-Willo

-Kion Aminos

Got a question for Lauren or myself? Leave a comment below, and one of us will reply!

Jun 16, 2022
Endure Chapter 8: Soul
11:57

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jun 12, 2022
How To Raise Kids Who Aren't Sheeple, Who Swim Upstream & Who Can Gracefully Engage In Divergent Thinking & The Art of Insubordination, With Todd Kashdan.
01:19:47

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/impactfulkids

When I first received the book The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively by my guest on today's show, Todd Kashdan, I thought it was going to be some fringe rebel handbook or something like TheAlchemist's Cookbook, or a title that was meant to incite riots and violence.

I was dead wrong.

Instead, this book is a research-based toolbox for anyone who wants to create a world with more justice, creativity, and courage. I eventually wound up interviewing Todd for the episode "The Art Of Insubordination: How To Dissent And Defy Effectively, With Todd Kashdan."

But now, Todd is back—and he's back specifically to focus on content that will be featured in my upcoming book Boundless Parenting, which will showcase Todd and 30+ additional amazing parents from around the globe sharing their deep wisdom and advice so that you can be a better parent and better human.

Look for that new parenting book to launch in the winter of 2022 and click here to stay updated on the book release.

In the meantime, if you want to know how to raise kids who swim upstream, who aren't sheeple, and who can gracefully decline to participate hook, line, and sinker in the anemic social standards of modern society, you'll want to tune in.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Todd shares about his children, and what he's most proud about them...

-How to train children in the skill of divergent thinking...

-Resources Todd uses to raise his daughters...

-How to approach relying on others for children's development...

-Things Todd learned while writing his book he's passing on to his children...

-Reconciling differing parenting styles when mom and dad live under different roofs...

-Exposing children to societal taboos in an environment the parent can control...

-How to carve out one on one time with children...

-Final questions for Todd...

-The message for parents Todd would put on a billboard...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Nootopia

-Butcher Box

-HigherDOSE

-Chili Technologies

-Kion Aminos

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/impactfulkids

Jun 11, 2022
The Lost Art of Storytelling, Why We Should Love Mondays as Much as Fridays, Why You Need a Health Coach and More with Made to Thrive Founder Steve Stavs.
01:09:55

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/madetothrive

Welcome to the show. Today's episode is with biohacker and podcaster Steve Stavs from South Africa, whom I met at the Health Optimisation Summit held in the latter part of May 2022.

Steve Stavs’ philosophy is one of researching to reveal. He has spent his life immersing himself in knowledge and then turning these insights into actionable strategies designed to enhance the human state.

He is a successful entrepreneur, leadership coach, international lecturer, and holistic practitioner. Steve continues to run his wellness practice Made To Thrive, which he launched 20 years ago. He has aided many to reach their highest potential in all aspects of their lives and this has inspired him to take both his message and his mission to a wider audience. (You can save 15% on coaching and consulting with code BEN15 along with 5% off products in the shop with code BEN5.)

Steve draws on his background in Western Medical Practices and integrates the best of this knowledge with the profound teachings of Ancestral Living and Chinese Medicine. Thousands of patients can testify to the effectiveness of this comprehensive approach, which combines an understanding of ancient traditional cultures while including the most researched science in biochemistry, physiology, psychology, and nutrition.

An avid athlete, Steve is dedicated to exploring the boundaries of physical ability and pushing his body to its optimal performance. He is a Green Number Comrades runner and one of his ultimate goals is to run the Comrades Marathon at the age of 100. Steve supports the Community of the Hope Risen Foundation–a nonprofit organization founded by Tabitha and Rob Lage, who are passionate about ensuring humans have absolute freedom to live out their true purpose, know their why, and live according to this ethos.

Hope Risen has a vision to spread Hope, Love, and Justice in the quest to end modern-day slavery and exploitation. They are passionate about helping survivors of human trafficking shine again. The foundation runs a number of prevention and awareness initiatives alongside direct interventions to rescue, restore and reintegrate women, men, and children who have been exploited.

Steve asked me if he could interview me for his podcast. I told him he could, but only if he can keep up with me on one of my aerobically and intellectually challenging "walk & talk" podcasts.

"Not a problem," replied Steve, and I believed him—as he is also the founder of the Comrades Marathon, an annual 56-mile race that builds community (and some serious physical resilience) among members of his community in S. Africa. So Steve can take some steps!

And thus we took to the backstreets and parks of London during some free time from the summit and discussed many topics, such as:

  • Fear vs. purpose-based motivation
  • The African word for "community" and how it differs from our conception in the West
  • The lost art of storytelling
  • Why the "free" biohacks are just as important as the expensive gadgets found at your favorite conference
  • And more...

I enjoyed our conversation so much that I wanted to share it on my podcast feed as well. So I hope you enjoy it (and you'll hear that Steve was able to keep up with me just fine!).

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Steve describes the Comrades Marathon...

-Fear vs. purpose based motivation for human action...

-Ubuntu and the spirit of community...

-An environment that facilitates success...

-Storytelling as a means of building community...

-Arts and music as a means of healing...

-Gathering and preparing food that sustains community...

-Putting biohacking in its place regarding our quality of life...

-The most important biohacking metrics when it comes to stress and anxiety...

-The importance of having a health coach...

-Embracing suffering to bring joy...

-Ben Greenfield's message of hope for the future...

-And much more...

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Levels Health

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Kion Aminos

-Timeline Nutrition

-Inside Tracker

-Ben Greenfield Coaching

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/madetothrive

Jun 09, 2022
Endure Chapter 7: Temperate
23:54

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Jun 05, 2022
Why The World Needs Heroes, "The Humility Of The Hero" & A Call To Action: Ben Greenfield's Speech From PaleoFx 2022.
01:06:43

BenGreenfieldLife.com/heropodcast

There's a revolution on the horizon...

...led by a collective of people who are willing to speak up for what they believe in. I call them heroes.

Today, more than ever, the world needs heroes. Now, I'm not talking about Rambo- or Terminator-type heroes. I'm talking about heroes who, like the great hero Jesus Christ, have the meekness and humility of a gentle lamb and the courage and ferocity of a mighty lion. We need heroes who can admit when they're wrong, and who tend lovingly to the garden of their spirit and their soul.

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a large audience about why it's imperative to surround ourselves with a community of individuals who know how to surrender, sacrifice, and serve. I was asked to give a keynote speech at Paleo f(x), the world's premier wellness event, covering the 7 pillars of health–physical, mental, emotional, relational, spiritual, financial, tribal, (and more!)–for optimizing your health, expanding your mind, and reclaiming your freedom. Over three days, there were 100+ speakers and 8,000+ attendees. It's one of the most fun, inspiring, and educational events I attend all year long. From the stellar speakers to the amazing networking, to the killer parties and food, nothing like it exists, period.

I could have spoken on any topic related to biohacks, gear, and fitness—as you know, I've spent plenty of time on those subjects in the past. What I felt called to reflect on, though, was this concept of heroism and the Hero's Journey. The theme of this year's Paleo f(x) was Primal Uprising, which felt like the perfect forum to delve into something a little more important. My inspiration for the speech was the article The Humility Of The Hero: A Call To Action (& 4 Ways To Be The Hero The World Needs Right Now).

It's scary crossing over from your ordinary world, but nothing can replace the feeling of when you reach deep down and speak up for what you believe in. Here, I share the entire keynote speech from Paleo f(x), during which I talk about the Hero's Journey, overcoming addictions, the importance of serving others, and much more. I hope you find it inspirational.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Why this generation needs heroes...

-The Hero's Journey defined...

-Why we're wired to embrace the Hero's Journey...

-Surrender your attachments and addictions...

-Why a real hero often defies the romanticized stereotypes...

-Service is the foundation of the hero's journey...

-Put on your spiritual armor...

-What to do when you feel the call to the Hero's Journey...

-How do you identify your mission and purpose in life?...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Vuori

-Organifi Gold

-Magnesium Breakthrough

-Willo

-Kion Aminos

BenGreenfieldLife.com/heropodcast

Jun 04, 2022
The Future Of Plants, Sustainable Agriculture, Vertical Farming, AI-Driven Personalized Nutrition, Child Education & More With Willo's Sam Bertram.
01:01:58

bengreenfieldlife.com/willopodcast 

bengreenfieldlife.com/willo - code BEN20 for $20 off Reservation Fee

Samuel Bertram is the CEO and co-founder of OnePointOne, an AgTech startup in the Bay Area that has developed the most sophisticated indoor farming technology in the world.

Born in 1993, Samuel grew up with his brother, John (co-founder and CTO of OnePointOne) in Wheelers Hill, Victoria, Australia. Samuel (and John) came to the United States to play collegiate tennis in 2011. Samuel captained his Division 1 Tennis team at Santa Clara University and graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and in 2018 with an M.S. in Robotics and Mechatronics. While at Santa Clara, Samuel was involved in the creation of an autonomous marine vessel as well an autonomous omnidirectional robot. Samuel’s Master’s Capstone Project was the origin of OnePointOne’s technology.

Samuel and John founded OnePointOne, Inc. in July of 2017 with a mission to nourish the 1.1 billion people that began this millennium hungry. Since then, Samuel has raised over $60M from notable investors such as Fred Luddy, Novak Djokovic, and HRH Khaled bin Alwaleed. With that funding, the incredible team at OnePointOne has built the most advanced vertical farming technology on the market (according to Bain & Company). OnePointOne, Inc. employs a completely unique combination of aeroponics, automation, and AI, and stands apart in the field of indoor farming in terms of productivity, resource efficiency, and data capabilities.

OnePointOne’s Cultivation Chambers (CCs) are two-story tall, fully-enclosed cubes that grow a wide variety of berries, flowers, root crops, and leafy greens. Their fleet of robots manages the facility’s operations, which include: plant movement, plant inspection, cleaning, light movement, and more. OnePointOne plans to build hundreds of these CCs throughout the world to combat major crises in health, nutrition, and medicine. OnePointOne focuses on robotics and automation, agricultural technology, plant-based food and medicine, digital cities, and the Human condition.

Recently, OnePointOne launched "Willo", which is the future of personalized nutrition. Willo grows the best tasting produce on the planet. Members discover how complex, robust, and delicious produce can be. And their greens are built to last. With Willo, you can guarantee that your produce will last 2-4 times longer than what you would find at a conventional grocery store. Gone are the days of throwing out expensive greens that spoil just a few days after buying with them.

Everything Willo grows begins exclusively with a non-GMO seed, with each plant receiving the perfect mixture of elements to maximize taste and nutrient density. By providing the ideal composition of elements for each crop, they can grow exceptional produce in significantly less time while amplifying the plant’s natural ability to fuel and heal you.

Willo's technology virtually eliminates the environmental impact of agriculture. Designed with sustainability in mind, Willo’s crops are grown in a 100% controlled environment. This means that every single farming element is meticulously cared for, including the seeds, light, water, nutrients and air, resulting in the most pristine produce on the market. Their farms can grow anywhere on the planet all year round.

Imagine the most perfect tomato you’ve ever eaten, grown in the dead of winter and delivered to your doorstep mere days after it’s been harvested. Remember the taste of that fresh lemon basil you had on that trip to Thailand, and every other noodle dish has paled by comparison since—how would you like a fresh supply always in your kitchen? Picture a super kale that delivers an amazing supply of 4 vitamins and minerals in a single serving and tastes unbelievably delicious while doing it. And that’s just the beginning.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Sam's journey into the health and fitness field...

-Discussing wholesome parenting techniques...

-How Sam developed an interest in helping people through better nutrition...

-The moment Sam opened his heart to the betterment of humanity...

-The essential elements of the Willo brand...

-Aeroponics and AI farming...

-How an app can allow you to personalize your nutrition...

-How the Willo differs from other vertical farming systems...

-What's the carbon footprint of Willo...

-The future of vertical farming...

-And much more...

-And much more!...

Upcoming Events:

Resources from this episode:

Willo Farm - code BEN20 will give you 20% off the reservation fee

Episode sponsors:

-JOOVV

-Water and Wellness

-Kion Aminos

-Butcher Box

-Inside Tracker

bengreenfieldlife.com/willopodcast

Jun 02, 2022
Endure Chapter 6: Marshmallows
16:53

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

May 29, 2022
Katie Wells "The Wellness Mama" Superstar Mother Of Six Reveals Her Top Parenting Tips, Tricks, Tools & Strategies For Raising Impactful & Resilient Children.
01:36:56

BenGreenfieldLife.com/wellnessmama

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder and CEO of WellnessMama.com and Wellnesse.com. Her ideas related to parenting are steeped in practical experience and deep wisdom, and will be featured in my upcoming book Boundless Parenting, which will showcase Katie and 30+ additional amazing parents from around the globe who are sharing their deep wisdom and advice so that you can be a better parent and better human.

Look for that new parenting book to launch in Winter of 2022 and click here to stay updated for the book release.

So who is Katie, exactly?

A mom of six with a background in journalism, Katie took health into her own hands and started researching to find answers to her health struggles. Her research turned into a blog and podcast, and she’s now written over 1,500 blog posts, three books, and was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and wellness. When she’s not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, or recording podcasts, you can find her somewhere outside in the sun with her husband (who she met walking across the country) and kids or undertaking some DIY remodeling project. Obligatory additional unrelated randomness: doula, speed-reader, hates bananas, loves baseball, scuba-diver, INTJ, highly experienced in answering the question, “why.”

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Katie describes her children, and why she's proud of them...

-Elements of Katie's parenting style that are unique...

-Indispensable resources for Katie's parenting approach...

-Most important rituals and routines for Katie's family...

-Katie's parenting mentors...

-What Katie teaches her children about raising their own children...

-Katie's philosophy on educating her kids...

-What Katie wishes she had known before becoming a parent...

-Dealing with "imposter syndrome" as a parent...

-Mentoring children without living vicariously through them...

-What Katie would change as a parent if she could do it again...

-Differing from the spouse on parenting principles and techniques...

-Balancing parenting responsibilities with business and self-care...

-Teaching children how to use social media and technology responsibly...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Essentia Mattresses

-Inside Tracker

-Kion Aminos

-HigherDOSE

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

May 28, 2022
The Ultimate Detoxification Guide: How To Use Supplements, Saunas, Skin Brushing & More To Quickly & Safely Clean Up Your Body: An Official "Runga" Q&A
53:35

In this episode, you'll discover:

-The panelists share views on detoxification...

-Subtle symptoms of an overtoxified person...

-The best way to remineralize the body...

-Recommendations for quality sleep and recovery while you sleep...

-Liver sauce to detox...

-Detox options for pregnant and breastfeeding women...

-Thoughts on swimming in chlorinated pools...

-Detox strategies for children...

-Parasympathetic/sympathetic balance...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Therabody

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Organifi Red Juice

-Nootopia

-Ice Barrel

May 26, 2022
Endure Chapter 5: Honey
10:03

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

May 22, 2022
Personal Freedom, Social Media Addiction, Farming, Structured Water, Personal Productivity & More With Ben Greenfield & Kyle Kingsbury.
01:43:56

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/kyleandben

My friend Kyle Kingsbury is the host of the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast and a Master Coach for the Fit For Service app.

Through his podcast and Fit For Service, Kyle teaches people how to enhance their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual practices.

Kyle 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, Kyle's focus has shifted to learning more about longevity, plant medicines, and inner peace.

The Fit For Service app is a place to learn, be inspired, transform, and connect with other people. The guiding principle is simple: practice vulnerability and serve yourself by serving others. The app is a platform for discussion groups, houses a library of content unavailable to the public, and provides members with access to guided meditations and breathwork, binaural beats, ecstatic dance playlists, and other exclusive media. As a Master Coach, Kyle offers unique digital knowledge and support to members.

Kyle Kingsbury has previously appeared on the podcast in the following episodes:

Recently, Kyle and I had a great chat in Austin, Texas about social media, cultivating a positive relationship with the earth, structured water, parenting, and much more.

In this conversation with Kyle Kingsbury, you'll discover:

-Ben and Kyle's favorite travel spots...

-Addictions and the dark side of social media...

-Why Kyle felt compelled to form an in-person educational farm...

-Exotic game and personal sovereignty...

-Why Ben is a fan of structured water...

-Ben's recent content production tear...

-Important takeaways from Ben's parenting book...

-What we really need to make America great again...

-How much of the Book of Revelation has actually taken place?...

-How to leave a lasting legacy beyond your life...

-Regrets held by Ben from his life adventures...

-And much more...

Upcoming events:

-Peptides Summit

-Health Optimization Summit:

Episode sponsors:

-JOOVV

-Ice Barrel

-Hapbee

-Kion Aminos

-Inside Tracker

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/kyleandben

May 21, 2022
The Addiction Free Lifestyle: How To Break Free From Nicotine, Caffeine, Drugs, Porn, Masturbation, Alcohol, Serial Relationships & Much More With Ronnie Landis.
01:33:39

Ronnie Landis is one of the leading advocates for raw foods, super foods, and plant based nutrition. He is an international speaker, author, entrepreneur, and full-time athlete. He holds a 3rd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, has been a semi-professional athlete, and personal trainer. Ronnie focuses his life work on educating audiences on the benefits of a high raw plant focused lifestyle for optimizing the body, sharpening the mind, and expanding the human spirit.

Exploring the fringes of cutting edge health sciences & food based nutrition, Ronnie combines customized self mastery training, supplementation strategies, and a deep passion for helping others overcome long held mental and emotional road blocks so they can experience every area of their life at their full potential.

Ronnie is a public speaker, teacher, published author of multiple books, podcast host, holistic performance coach, and above all else a man who has devoted his life to uplifting humanity to it's next level.

Order Ronnie's book, The Addiction Free Lifestyle here:

In this "Walk and Talk" episode with Ronnie Landis, you'll discover:

-Why the soul is the most important element of our existence on the earth...

-Ronnie's journey to spiritual fulfillment, confronting addictions...

-How to define addiction...

-Genetic predispositions to an addictive personality...

-Having relationships with relationships, not the people...

-Contrasting the values we project vs. what we actually want...

-The 3 most important elements of Ben and Ronnie's spiritual life...

-The "Quantum Collapse Process"...

-Where we should be getting our energy...

-How movies and entertainment spur addictions...

-The Dopamine Reset Protocol..

-Ronnie's 3-step process to effectual fervent prayer...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Timeline Nutrition

-Joy Mode

-Thrive Market

-Organifi Apple Green Juice

-Clearlight Saunas

BenGreenfieldLife.com/breakingaddiction

May 19, 2022
Endure Chapter 4: The Tree
19:59

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

May 15, 2022
The Future Of Medical Biohacking: Skull Resets, Suppositories, Nasal Sprays, Nebulizers, Sound Therapy & More With Dr. John Lieurance. [Best of BGF]
01:24:24

bengreenfieldlife.com/melatoninpodcast

Dr. John Lieurance is a Naturopathic Physician & Chiropractic Neurologist who has been in private practice in Florida for 25 years. He is the chief scientific advisor of both Glutagenic.com™ as well as Advanced Biome Corp™. He heads up Advanced Rejuvenation, a multi-disciplinary clinic, with a focus on Treating Chronic Diseases, Regenerative Medicine, Functional Neurology, Functional Medicine & Stem Cell Research.

He has spent most of his career focused on finding solutions for Hearing Loss, Balance Disorders, Tinnitus, DegenerAtive Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s & Alzheimer, Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Lyme, CIRS & Mold Illness. After suffering from Chronic Lyme & Mold Illness many years himself, he also works with many cases seeing the same success he has had to recover to regain a normal life, free from the chronic inflammation and pain associated with those disorders.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The biohacks in Ben's home John loves...

-How John became involved in the world of biohacking and natural medicine...

-Why suppositories?...

-Things you don't know about melatonin...

-Uses and benefits of NAD...

-Nasal and breathing sprays Ben and John recommend...

-New laser technology to administer compounds...

-The mysterious "holy water" John formulated...

-What Ben and John are excited about right now...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Magnesium Breakthrough

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-HigherDOSE

-Kion Aminos

bengreenfieldlife.com/melatoninpodcast

May 14, 2022
Boundless Parenting: How To Raise Happy, World-Changing & Impactful Children, With Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Naveen Jain.
01:03:46

BenGreenfieldLife.com/NaveenJain

An intensely curious entrepreneur and philanthropist, Naveen Jain focuses on ideas that push humanity forward, and his ideas will be featured in my upcoming book Boundless Parenting, which will showcase Naveen and 30+ additional amazing parents from around the globe who are sharing their deep wisdom and advice so that you can be a better parent and better human.

From local boy to lunar visionary, Naveen sees beyond the current business and technological landscape, creating companies that make a true impact. As the founder of Viome, Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace, Naveen is an intensely curious entrepreneur who is focused on audacious ideas that push humanity forward.

He is the author of the award-winning book, Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance, the creator of Mindvalley, Masterclass programs, and behind XPrize a global future positive movement and on the board of Singularity University.

A man who knows no limits and an icon propelled by his imagination, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. His audacious vision and magnetic personality continually inspire others to follow what feels impossible.

Everything Naveen does—whether commercial or philanthropic, aims at improving the lives of as many people as possible. By applying entrepreneurial values to philanthropy, society ought to meet the needs of—and improve the lives of—the greatest number of people. Giving away money is just a temporary fix. Instead, philanthropy should be approached in a strategic and systematic way. That’s the only way to make a self-sustaining difference in the world.

Naveen’s family is an entrepreneurial one focused on positively impacting the world through the Naveen & Anu Jain Family Foundation which aims to:

- empowering girls and women
- focusing on health and wellness
- educating youth
- and promoting entrepreneurship.

In the past, Naveen has joined me to discuss the many amazing ventures in the health and fitness industry.

But today, Naveen and I shift our focus on to his amazing children who are quite impactful themselves, parenting, family and lifestyle related topics we've never discussed before!

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-About Naveen's children...

-Why Naveen brought his children on business trips when they were young...

-Integrating real world lessons into a child's education...

-Rites of passage and progressing into adulthood...

-Reconciling differences of opinion with the other parent...

-Naveen's view on spending one on one time with the children...

-How Naveen engaged in self-care while raising a family and building several successful businesses...

-The importance of waking up with a purpose in your life...

-What Naveen would do differently as a parent if he could do it again...

-How Naveen would like to be remembered by his children and his wife as a parent...

-Naveen's advice for parents...

-What parenting message Naveen would put on a billboard...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Butcher Box

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Essentia Mattresses

-Therabody Recovery Boots

-Kion Aminos

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/naveenjain

May 12, 2022
Endure Chapter 3: Sex, Porn & Polyamory
01:10:59

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

May 08, 2022
Working Out Hard With "The Big Pygmy", Saving Villages in the African Jungle, Animal Psychology & Much More with Justin Wren.
02:07:54

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/forgotten

Justin “The Big Pygmy” Wren is a former UFC and current Bellator MMA fighter, podcast host of Overcome with Justin Wren, and founder of the charity Fight for the Forgotten.

Fight for the Forgotten exists to empower the most bullied people in the world. They serve displaced indigenous peoples groups in west Africa to help ensure their health and human rights, and work to address the mental and emotional health needs of at-risk youth in the US through bullying prevention and character development programs.

Enjoy my conversation with Justin, which was definitely more of a chat than a traditional interview.

In my conversation with Justin Wren, you'll discover:

-Ben's workout and diet while on the go...

-Boundless origin stories...

-Ben's journey as a human guinea pig and investigative journalist...

-How Ben defines "biohacking"...

-Non-negotiable elements of high-quality sleep...

-Justin shares stories of saving villages in the African jungle...

-Preparing mentally and physically for living in Africa...

-Motivation for Ben's new parenting book...

-Secrets to a great relationship with your spouse and children...

-Justin does the animal psychology quiz with Ben...

-And much more!

-Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Organifi Apple Green Juice

-Vuori

-Kion Aminos

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

-Nootopia by Bioptimizers

-Ben Greenfield Coaching

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/forgotten

May 07, 2022
Morning Fitness, Optimizing Hydration, Screentime Management, Sleep Tips, Cognitive Biases & Other Uber-Helpful Life Hacks With Modern Wisdom's Chris Williamson.
01:21:12

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/modernwisdom

Chris Williamson is a podcaster, YouTuber and club promoter.

He's into health, psychology, biohacking and a host of topics we love to talk about here at Ben Greenfield Life. His podcast is called "Modern Wisdom".

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Which is healthier? A car battery or Diet Dr. Pepper?...

-How Chris got introduced to the world of podcasting, sharing his unique message with the world...

-Chris' morning routine...

-Routines and rituals throughout the day...

-Ben and Chris' process for prepping for podcast interviews...

-Chris' nutrition practices...

-The dichotomy between the use of tech and practicing self-control...

-Reading humans based on cognitive biases, and improving human relations...

-Building a solid foundation for one's life...

-And much more...

Resources from this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-JOOVV

-Levels Health

-Water and Wellness

-Timeline Nutrition

-Kion Aminos

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris Williamson or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

May 05, 2022
Endure Chapter 2: Control
30:57

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

May 01, 2022
Quantum Biology, Breaking Performance Records, Reversing Alzheimers, Ozone Suppositories, Frog Poison & More With Crazy Mad Scientist, Biohacker & Inventor Ian Mitchell.
01:28:33

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/wizardscience

Ian Mitchell first joined me for the episode "Vape Pens, Hair Growth Serums, Fixing The Pineal Gland & C60 (The Next Great Longevity Molecule).". He is a leading researcher of Carbon60 and holds many new patents in the space. He is working towards bringing quantum medicine into the forefront and using nanoparticles and many other modalities to enhance peoples’ and pet’s lifespans and more importantly health spans. Ian has founded Biocharged, a company that was inspired by Nikola Tesla, the original expert in ozone, and is committed to packing as much ozone into a pill. Ian is the Polymath in Residency at Ecliptic Capital, the Lead Scientist at Biocharged and Wizard Sciences, and the head of R&D at BioHack.

As the Lead Scientist at Biocharged, Ian helped develop Resistor, a charged Ozonated Oil that promotes gut support, cellular strength, and provides immune support, just to name a few things. 

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The crazy foods Ben and Ian consumed prior to recording...

-The amazing new ozone product produced by Wizard Science...

-A product that may be able to reverse Alzheimers...

-About Olympic RX...

-What Ian is doing with shilajit...

-Synthesizing peptides without the negative physical effects...

-How Ian comes up with new ideas...

-How the brain is entrained by music...

-And much more...

Resources from this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

-Hapbee

-Kion Aminos

-HigherDOSE

 

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Ian Mitchell or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldlife.com/wizardscience and one of us will reply!

Apr 30, 2022
The Wealth Manager Who Became A Comedian, The 4 Scarcity Mindsets, The Insurance You Must Have & More: Disrupting Sacred Cows With Garrett Gunderson.
01:18:52

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/cows

Allow me to introduce you to my friend Garrett Gunderson, the Founder of an Inc. 500 firm, author of the NY Times hit, Killing Sacred Cows and multiple WSJ bestselling books.

Garrett Gunderson is called a "financial genius" in entrepreneurial circles, but he wasn't born with a silver spoon. In fact, Garrett's blue-collar roots are what make him so passionate about helping people live a life they love, on their own terms.

Garrett comes from a 4th generation coal mining family, raised in rural Utah and his desire to help people is firmly rooted in this history because more often than not there is nothing more distressing for most people than money. So, after spending 20 years in the industry, his approach has shifted. He now takes what he knows best (Money) and has combined it with what he loves most (Comedy) into his new methodology, Win, Then Play.

We all have the opportunity not only to WIN but to win bigger, more often and attain what we want. But to do that, we must let go of myths and embrace truth and self expression.

If you’re ready to transform your life, finances and future, today’s guest will help you do just that. It’s time we all laugh at money’s expense for a change!

You'll also hear about my upcoming STANDUP COMEDY gig in Austin, TX. Click or tap here for more info!

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Is Garrett a comedian or wealth manager these days?...

-Sacred cows in our society that beg to be disrupted...

-Tipping the sacred cow of money equaling happiness...

-The four persona's that show the disparity between the scarcity vs. abundance mentality...

-The hard lessons that brought Garrett to his knees financially speaking...

-The value of "protective" expenses...

-How to leverage your life insurance policy to become your own bank...

-What Garret means when he says, "Win, then play"...

-An exclusive sneak peek into Garrett's newest comedy book...

Episode sponsors:

-Organifi Green Juice

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Kion Aminos

-Magnesium Breakthrough

-Endure

-Ice Barrel

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Garrett or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Apr 28, 2022
Endure Chapter 1: Lust & Pride
09:21

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Apr 24, 2022
Crazy Superfoods You've Never Heard Of, The Little-Known Libido-Enhancing Berry, Remineralizing Your Body With Lubricating Plant Oils & More With Kuaui Farmacy's Doug Wolkon.
01:09:49

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/foodasmedicine

I first met Doug Wolkon when I was visiting Kauai and was convinced by big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton to go visit a favorite local farm of his called Kauai Farmacy. I was immediately blown away by the vast array of over 80 varieties of organic healing plants and food orchards…

…along with a team of incredibly knowledgeable herbalists and gardeners; a closed-loop vermiculture feeding system (worm compost farm), honeybees, butterflies, and other pollinators; wildfowl; environmentally-compatible farming (water-catchments, permaculture guilds, and more); and medicine-making systems (solar-dehydrators, low-temperature herb-curing, herbal teas, tinctures, hydrosols, salves, honey, capsules, and more).

Everything is done by hand at the Farmacy, including brewing homemade fertilizers from the plants they grow. They seed, propagate, plant, hand-harvest, artisanally-craft, and package all the herbal products they grow right on the farm. The fresh and pure nature of the herbs ensures high quality, potent, consistent, and effective plant medicine straight from the source.

Since that visit two years ago, if you've been following me on Instagram and elsewhere, you've seen me using ample amounts of Kauai Farmacy powders and tinctures in my recipes, along with products such as their salves and hydrosols for joint and skin health. Rooted in the wisdom of Hawaiian La’au lapa’au, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and the tribal indigenous, the potent herbal plant medicines harvested from the rich, volcanic soil of Kauai just seem to have a very unique and special energy.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Doug pursued a ten-year career in private equity finance in Connecticut. Before moving his family to Hawaii in 2007, Doug published The New Game, an economic theory and strategy for sustainable communities.

Doug co-founded Kauai Farmacy in 2010 with his wife Genna, and they currently live there with their three kids. The Farmacy is a seed-to-cup tropical herbal oasis spanning four acres and consisting of what may be the most diverse collection of plant medicine in the western hemisphere.

After spending the last 10 years experiencing the power of fresh plant medicine for both himself and his family on a daily basis, Doug thrives on a high-fat, ketogenic, 100% raw-food diet. Doug believes Kauai Farmacy's vertically-integrated herbal medicine model is a budding example of what needs to be the future of a more sustainable, preventative-care-focused healthcare industry.

You can click here to shop Kauai Farmacy, and use code GREENFIELD15 to save 15% on any products on their site, including those you'll discover below.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What brought Doug to Kauai ten years ago...

-First days on the farm...

-What you don't know about noni...

-Honey made out of noni fruit...

-What makes a spice "high grade"?...

-Ways to hydrate and remineralize your body you may not have thought of before...

-Ginger: the most popular plant medicine in history...

-A potent yet gentle to fortify your skin...

-How to create your own medicine farm Doug Wolkon style...

And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-Hapbee

-Kion Aminos

-Joy Mode

-Spring Transformation Challenge

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Doug Wolkon or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldlife.com/foodasmedicine and one of us will reply!

Apr 23, 2022
Advanced Concussion Repair Tips, Ketones vs. Alcohol, NFT's, Fast & Efficient Energy Hacks, Biohacking & Beyond With Andrew Masanto & Jordan Fried.
01:32:43

bengreenfieldlife.com/nftpodcast

Strap yourselves in for a wild ride.

While both of my guests on today's are nitty-gritty biohackers (and we will delve into that), health is about more than just biohacking. If you get wealth and relationships sorted out in your lives, then they both enhance your health. So while we will get into biohacking tips for sure, we will also get into how wealth and relationships have helped these two optimize outcomes in all fields of life to enhance their overall life.

Andrew Masanto is a serial entrepreneur and investor who also owns Biohackinggroup.com. Most recently active in Blockchain, Andrew was the Founding CMO of Reserve (https://reserve.org/ - backed by Peter Thiel, Coinbase and others, currently at $1b+ valuation) and Founding CMO of Hedera Hashgraph (https://hedera.com - backed by Google, IBM, Boeing etc with a fully diluted $10b+ valuation crypto currency). Andrew experienced his early successes (pre Fintech) in the digital marketing space. He founded and sold Higher Click SEO Agency and has lectured on internet marketing at Harvard Business School and Oxford University (amongst other organizations). He has also been quoted by various industry leaders on growth marketing. Before entering into the technology and marketing space, Andrew was a dual qualified Lawyer in Australia and the UK. He worked as a lawyer at Linklaters (a Magic Circle UK Law Firm) in the UK and an investment banking analyst at Rothschild in Sydney, Australia.

Jordan Fried is a blockchain evangelist and crypto-capitalist. He’s currently the Chairman and CEO of Immutable Holdings, “The Blockchain Holding Company.” He founded and operates NFT.com as well as Immutable Asset Management. Previously Jordan was part of the founding team behind Hedera Hashgraph (Hedera.com). He served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Hedera from inception in 2017 until the end of 2020, signing partnerships with Google, IBM, Boeing, and LG Electronics while also launching $HBAR into one of the top 100 cryptocurrencies in the world. Jordan also co-founded and served as CEO of Buffered VPN, one of the most trusted personal VPN services online until it was acquired in the first quarter of 2017. In 2012 Jordan discovered Bitcoin and never turned back.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Jordan and Andrew met and began working together...

-Andrew's TBI protocol that was shared on the internet and caught Ben's eye years ago...

-How Jordan identifies as "hard-core keto"...

-Non-negotiables in Andrew and Jordan's daily routines...

-A few of the unlimited benefits of NFT's...

-Why NFT.com is the bee's knees of the NFT space...

-Top thing Jordan and Andrew do to maximize productivity during long work hours...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Timeline Nutrition

-Essentia Mattresses

-Clearlight Saunas

-Thrive Market

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

-Spring Transformation Challenge

-Endure

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Andrew Masanto or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Apr 21, 2022
Endure - Introduction
30:13

My new book, Endure, is now available! I’ll gift you the first three chapters of Endure as an instantly downloadable e-book and I'll also give you a sweet discount on the exact journal my family and I developed and use each day, The Spiritual Disciplines Journal.

Visit https://getendure.com for all the details!

Apr 17, 2022
Seven Surprising Reasons Your Sleep Surface & Sleep Environment May Not Be As Optimized As You Think, With Essentia Mattress CEO Jack Dell’Accio.
01:08:12

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/sleepwithessentia

My guest on this podcast, Jack Dell’Accio, is the Founder and CEO of Essentia, which is the world’s only naturalmemory foam mattress. Jack has dedicated the last 16 years to studying mattresses and sleep health. His journey began after experiencing a family member’s battle with cancer. After being made aware of the toxins in everyday items, the Dell’Accio family struggled to find a mattress that offered pressure relief and posture support without introducing toxins to the bedroom. He realized at that point how important this was not only for someone battling disease but also for healthy people.

Knowing that you spend a third of your life sleeping on what can be the most toxic item in your home is why Jack stepped in to develop Essentia’s patented natural memory foam which is made using only the highest quality natural and organic ingredients to ensure that you are not being exposed to the toxic chemicals.

Over those years, Jack discovered a way to create a mattress that was toxin-free and healthy so that others wouldn't have to suffer from health issues like his relative did. His determination finally led him to create, patent and invent a mattress that is handmade in Canada with the world's only all-natural memory foam, composed of natural latex, plant extracts, essential oils and water.

In other words, Jack figured out how to manufacture the greenest, healthiest and most comfortable night's sleep you'll ever have.

And the ingredients used in this no-spring, no-wool mattress are unlike any you've ever seen, including:

Hevea Milk – the milky white “sap” of the rubber tree, collected much like maple tree sap. This milk is processed to make the Essentia natural memory foam, which is known for its durability, support qualities and purity…

Organic Essential Oils – a natural and healthy alternative to man-made oils or petroleum commonly used in other mattresses. Grapefruit seed, cone flower essence and jasmine essence all help achieve proper consistency in the Essentia natural memory foam while providing soothing and rejuvenating properties to your body…

Natural Plant Extracts – as a substitution to harsh toxic chemicals used in conventional memory foam, plant extracts such as hydrolyzed corn help Essentia achieve the proper consistency for their natural memory foam…

Certified Organic Cotton – Every Essentia mattress is wrapped in 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified unbleached organic cotton, grown without any chemicals, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Rather than using toxic glue, they use a non-toxic adhesive made from liquid latex and acrylic resin to hold their natural memory foam layers together.

Of course, Essentia also has 5 pound density memory foam throughout, an extremely low mmHG (this is very important for your joint biomechanics as you sleep) and a 20-year warranty on the most durable memory foam on the face of the planet. So basically, you not just get the best sleep ever on an Essentia mattress, but you could probably even eat an Essentia mattress.

These mattresses are also held to the strictest of strict standards. As a matter of fact, here's an extensive list of all the rigorous tests and certifications the Essentia mattresses go through.

The end result is a completely guilt-free, hypo-allergenic, non-toxic sleeping experience unlike any you'll ever experience. You'll roll out of bed feeling ready to conquer the world, with zero pressure points or tossing and turning during the night.

Over the last few years Jack has been working with the Delos Wellness and data from their Well Living Lab / Mayo Clinic collaboration. They consider Essentia the best suited mattress for human sustainability as we score highest on all sleep environment pillars. Poor sleep environment often is the source of stimulants that increase activity of the CNS and prevent longer deep sleep cycles. They go into a broader range in looking into how these effect human behavior, happiness, and productivity.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Jack got interested in sleep and mattresses...

-How Essentia tackles the allergens issue...

-How Essentia differs from most memory foams on the market...

-The 7 sleep environment stimulants that keep you awake at night...

-How the Essentia mattress helps with EMF...

-Gold standard mattress setup...

-Hybrid mattresses to help out with the wallet...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-JOOVV

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-Organifi Red Juice

-Endure

-Ice Barrel

-Kion Aminos

-Spring Transformation Challenge

Apr 16, 2022
Q&A 442: The World's Happiest Country, The Newest Exercise Craze, The Latest Longevity Hack, Tips For Terrible Chefs, Building Muscle Faster & Much More.
01:01:58

News Flashes:

World’s Happiest Country Ranking Goes to Finland for Fifth Year in a Row: (Key variables include gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom to make life choices and perceptions of corruption.)...

The 8 Factors of Happiness

The newest research-proven flavor of exercise that allows for impressive results without inflammation or muscle damage "High Intensity Functional Training":  (here's a sample workout)...

The latest longevity hack: glycine + NAC...

Can’t cook, won’t cook? Here are the tips that saved me from a life of terrible meals...

Organs, small fish, dark green leafy vegetables, bivalves, crustaceans, goat, beef, eggs, milk, canned fish with bones, mutton, and lamb...sounds like a pretty decent diet to me...

Listener Q&A:

Downsides to extended exposure to methylene blue...

Regenerative practices to help the bone that won't quite heal...

Do you recommend sauna therapy for adrenal fatigue or HPA dysfunction?...

Tips for reversing muscle atrophy...

This episode is brought to you by...

-Endure

-Butcher Box

-Kion Sleep

-HigherDOSE

-Therabody

Apr 14, 2022
How Much Exercise Is Too Much, Why Calorie Restriction May Be A Bad Thing, The Downsides of Hormesis & Other Shocking Health Myth Debunked With Jay Feldman and Mike Fave.
01:17:51

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/energybalance

Are you exercising too much?

Is hormesis a bad thing?

How much exercise is too much?

Should we be avoiding things like carb restriction, saunas and cold?

Is caloric restriction really not necessary for lifespan?

My first guest on this podcast - Jay Feldman - is a health coach, independent health researcher, and the host of The Energy Balance Podcast, and has strong opinions on all the questions above, and many others. He has degrees in neuroscience and exercise physiology from the University of Miami and decided to forgo medical school after realizing that the conventional medical approach was not the solution to the health problems that so many of us face.

After working through various conventional and alternative health paradigms and trialing countless diets (including everything from vegetarian to keto), Jay came across the idea that cellular energy is the foundation of our health. He now uses a bioenergetic approach to help men and women around the world maximize their cellular energy and achieve freedom from low-energy symptoms like chronic hunger & cravings, fatigue, brain fog, poor sleep, gut issues, and weight gain.

Jay is joined here by Mike Fave, an independent researcher, and a Registered Nurse. Traditionally educated in western medicine as an RN, his true passion is independent research. He spent close to a decade with his head inside a Pubmed article or a physiology textbook, and his heart in some type of nutrition or supplement experiment.

In the beginning of his journey, Mike damaged his health getting caught up in dietary dogma and nutrition ideology. He went the western medical route to try to fix the damage and wound up getting talked into a surgery he didn’t need. It’s taken him years to recover, but he doesn't regret it because he learned significantly from his mistakes. He saw all sides of the spectrum from being a patient to being a practitioner to being a part of the alternative health scene. He takes his lessons, experiences, and knowledge to help others not only avoid the mistakes he made, but help them rebuild their health without dogma, ideology, or authoritarianism.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The history of the bioenergetic model...

-How Jay and Mike reconcile the dichotomy between their view and the traditional view of a hormetic approach to health...

-Why the traditional hormetic model is incorrect...

-What causes energy access that leads to chronic disease…

-What Jay and Mike's model looks like in the real world...

-Clarity on what Jay and Mike's model does NOT mean...

-Better ways to get the benefits of hormesis without the stress of hormesis...

-And much more...

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Magnesium Breakthrough

-Endure

-Dry Farm Wines

-Kion Sleep

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jay Feldman or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Apr 09, 2022
Jessa Greenfield's Morning Routine, Unschooling, Podcasting, Tongue Tacos & More: A Family Dinner Conversation With The Greenfields.
49:12

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/freerangeinterview

Our kids need us now more than ever...

-Why are our children more sick, unfocused and depressed than any generation before them? 

-Is a shift in childhood education happening, what will it look like? 

-Why are more people homeschooling and unschooling than ever, and could it work for a busy family?

-What is authoritarian parenting and schooling, and how will it hurt my child in their adult life? 

-If discipline doesn't feel right, what is the alternative? 

-How can we reverse autism and chronic disease and what role do vaccines really play?

These questions and more were addressed in the recent Raising Free Range Kids conference, at which Yours Truly was invited to give a presentation on parenting.

To be quite honest, I don't feel at all qualified to speak with authority on the topic of parenting as I've yet to finish the job of raising my two boys. I'd just as soon someone who has raised children into adulthood be a speaker at such an event, at which you'd find me on the front row taking copious notes.

But in spite of my objections, conference organizer Robin Shirley insisted she interview me, my wife Jessa and my two boys River and Terran via Zoom about the lifestyle, rituals and experiences of life in the Greenfield home, and that interview is what you'll hear on today's episode. And you'll forgive the cow tongue meat occasionally stuck in my teeth... We did the call while we were having dinner!

Meet Robin Shirley

Robin Shirley is the Founding President of Take Back Your Health Int’l, a company that hosts health conferences and retreats across the U.S. She speaks, consults and writes about The Take Back Your Health Lifestyle and how to reduce the symptoms of chronic illness, especially in children.

Robin is a mother of two beautiful babies, a passionate cook, a Medical Intuitive, Reiki Master Practitioner, Energy Healer, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and a member of the American Board of Drugless Practitioners. She has helped thousands of people overcome the symptoms of Chronic Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Disease and Depression through her energy healing sessions, intuitive readings, and nutrition, detoxification and healing protocols.

Robin grew up with chronic pain, headaches, rashes, depression, digestive discomfort and out-of-control systemic inflammation, and was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at 11 years old. She tried everything to heal naturally. Food overhauls helped a little, supplements helped a little, but nothing truly took the pain away. At 23 years old, Robin was on track to file for disability and give up on her dream to run her own hospitality company.

Robin has personally experienced the power of a natural approach to reducing pain and inflammation. Fast forward and Robin is now 32 years old, a mother of two beautiful babies, fiancé to the love of her life and running the business of her dreams. She  is in the process of writing her first book and launching online healing programs for chronically ill patients to get healthy from home.

Robin writes and posts about the Take Back Your Health Lifestyle on www.ClubTBYH.com

During this episode, you'll discover:

-The Greenfield family eating traditions...

-The core message of Ben's upcoming parenting book...

-Ben's morning routines...

-Jessa's and the boys' morning routines...

-How two new children affected Ben and Jessa's lifestyle...

-Solidifying values and purpose specific to a family...

-How River and Terran spend their days...

-Silver linings discovered among the capricious clouds of Covid-19...

-And much more!

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Endure

-Qualia Mind by Neurohacker

-Vuori

-Ben Greenfield Coaching

-Organifi Apple Green Juice

-Kion Sleep

-Ice Barrel

Got a question for Robin Shirley or myself about today's episode? Leave a comment at  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/freerangeinterview, and one of us will reply!

Apr 07, 2022
The Most Advanced Anti-Aging & Longevity Hack That Exists: The Full Body Stem Cell Makeover With Dr. Harry Adelson & Dr. Amy Killen.
44:41

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/stemcellpodcast

I recently underwent the full body stem cell makeover protocol with Dr. Harry Adelson and Dr. Amy Killen, who you'll be introduced to in just a moment. With that being said, I wanted to break down the details about the procedure and my experience with it for those of you who may be interested in a stem cell makeover, or are just plain old fascinated by it.

I did an Instagram Live last week where a lot of you may have seen me in one of those fancy hospital gowns, hooked up to a dialysis machine where they were pumping out tons of my blood out of one arm and then re-introducing it back into my body via the other arm. By the process of hyperoxygenation, the blood coming out of my body is being bombarded with ultraviolet light, causing the blood to turn from dark red to light red through the filtering process, and that light red, filtered blood is then pumped back into my body, leaving me with super clean, purified blood. So, what's the point of all this and why would people want to do this?

So the point of this exact protocol that I underwent in the Instagram Live video is typically performed to purify the blood as much as possible, starting with a big bone marrow aspiration, where they concentrate the stem cells from the bone marrow for the treatment. The best candidates for a procedure like this are people who may be experiencing chronic arthritic pain or people who don't even want to get to that point as a preventative measure.

A couple of benefits noted from the procedure were an improvement in sleep, faster recovery post-workout, as well as improved sexual experience in terms of firmness of the erection, the orgasm, etc. And, of course, the big one is improving on the present pain whether it's in your neck, back, or elsewhere. It's a game-changer for people who are in a lot of pain and just want to get back to feeling like they did when they were younger. It's like an oil change for the body, completely non-invasive, pain-free, and easy to do.

So without further adieu, let's meet the doctors at Docere Clinics behind this stem cell makeover, Dr. Harry Adelson and Dr. Amy Killen.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-How Dr. Adelson became involved in stem cell therapy...

-How the stem cell industry continues to evolve...

-The stem cell therapy sequence...

-Why people would seek stem cell therapy...

-Aesthetic and sexual effects of Amy's portion of the treatment...

-How you feel after the procedure...

-Does it matter where the stem cells come from?...

-Biohacks to stack with stem cell therapy...

-Costs for the treatment...

-How to find out more about Docere Clinics...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Endure

-JOOVV

-Water and Wellness

-Dry Farm Wines

-Kion Sleep

Got a question for Dr. Harry Adelson, Dr. Amy Killen or me about today's podcast? Drop a comment at https://bengreenfieldlife.com/stemcellpodcast, and one of us will reply!

https://bengreenfieldlife.com/stemcellpodcast

Apr 02, 2022
How UK's Leading Biohacker Eats, Drinks & Optimizes His Life - An Interview With Tim Gray.
01:28:28

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/timgray

Tim Gray is the UK’s Leading Biohacker, and Founder of the Health Optimisation Summit (use code Ben to save 20%). As a psychology specialist and a successful businessman, Tim founded and invested in multiple 6-figure businesses, including digital marketing agencies, and London’s first private Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic.

Tim is known for his detailed tracking of more than 35+ biomarkers per day, is frequently in the mainstream media regarding practical, trackable, and immediately apply-able health hacks, and is featured on over 30 podcasts a year.

After years spent self-healing his body from chronic health conditions through biohacking alone, Tim embarked on a mission to educate and empower the masses. As such, he created The Health Optimisation Summit , Europe’s largest health conference, which aims to provide people with the knowledge, tools and resources to take their own health and performance to the next level.

The Health Optimisation Summit showcases the best speakers from the health, biohacking, fitness, longevity, nutrition, and function and preventative medicine spaces.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Tim got interested in biohacking initially...

-Tim's morning routine...

-Tim's workday and go to supplements...

-Strategies for staying active throughout the day

-Cool featured at Tim's summit in London...

-New tech that will change the game in coming years...

-Bonus audio: Tim Gray's daily biohacking routine...

Resources from this episode:

Health Optimisation Summit (use code Ben to save 20%)

Episode sponsors:

-Endure

-Willo

-HigherDOSE

-Kion Sleep

-Runga

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tim Gray or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Mar 31, 2022
The 3 Most Important & Effective Sleep Ingredients To *Finally* Get The Full, Restful Night Of Sleep Your Body & Brain Craves.
01:31:03

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/sleeppodcast

26 March 2022

Angelo Keely is the co-founder and CEO of Kion, a performance and longevity supplement and functional food company dedicated to helping people fully experience a joyful, active life by providing pure, energy-enhancing solutions.

In this conversation with Angelo Keely, you'll discover:

What's been up with Angelo lately...

-Why sleep is important...

-The science of sleep...

-Possible purposes of sleep...

-The Kion Sleep formulation...

-Uses of Kion Sleep...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Joy Mode

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Boundless NFT

-Hapbee

-Kion Sleep

-Greenfield Botanics

Got a question for Angelo Keely or me regarding today's episode? Drop a comment at https://bengreenfieldlife.com/sleeppodcast, and one of us will reply!

Mar 26, 2022
Q&A 441: Methylene Blue Madness, Gut Healing Mega-News-Flash, Homemade Morphine, Cheap Blood Sugar Hacks, Training 2 Vs. 4 Times Per Week & Much More!
01:14:37

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

  • Doctors slam influencers for ingesting fish tank cleaner to fight aging and MEDICAL EXPERT ISSUES WARNING ABOUT FISH TANK DISINFECTANT CRAZE...01:53
  • Beyond Probiotics: 3 Powerful Tools For Healing The Gut Biome by @KeenanEriksson in @bttrhumans....15:08
  • What happens when you eat pure gluten powder, but are also following low FODMAP diet (hint: unless you have celiac disease, it's the FODMAPs, not the gluten, than is likely responsible for gut "issues")...28:30
  • If you're on a low FODMAP diet and experiencing constipation, try a non-fermentable form of fiber thrown in: (they used sugarcane in the study, but I think chia seed slurry works quite well)...31:51
  • Worms to the rescue for sustainable protein for muscle growth and maintenance.... Who's in?...45:00
  • Lemon juice is a cheap hack to lower your blood glucose after a meal...53:07

Upcoming Events:

Special Announcements...

-The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”!  Order yours today here!

Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more!

Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research.

Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support!


Listener Q&A :

Q: Tips for healing an injured hand, after having tried everything under the sun...57:05

Episode sponsors:

-The GSD Network

-Endure

-Magnesium Breakthrough

-Dry Farm Wines

-Organifi Apple Green Juice

-Kion Sleep

-Runga

Mar 24, 2022
Cows, Communities, Guns, Books & More - 6 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Uncertain Times: Doomer Optimism With Tucker Max.
01:33:22

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/tuckermax

Tucker Max has written four New York Times Best Selling books (three that hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. He’s credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the fourth writer (along with Malcolm Gladwell, Brene Brown and Michael Lewis) to have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time.

He co-founded Scribe Media, the premier professional publishing company that has helped people like David Goggins, Tiffany Haddish and Dan Sullivan publish their books.

He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. He currently lives on a ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas, with his wife Veronica and four children.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Tucker developed the skill of writing...

-Tucker's writing process...

-Tucker's life post-Scribe Media...

-How chopping wood in the yard led to Tucker's "doomer optimism" philosophy...

-Why tight community is the answer to surviving chaos...

-Practical tips for surviving a SHTF scenario...

-The importance of raising educated and free-thinking children...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-Dry Farm Wines

-Clearlight Saunas

-Kion Sleep

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tucker Max or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/tuckermax and one of us will reply!

Mar 19, 2022
Ben Greenfield Interviews His Mom: Homeschooling, Coffeeshops, Writing, Music & More With Pat Greenfield!
01:13:02

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17 March 2022

My interview with my father Gary Greenfield ("Why Water, Sunlight, Grounding & Relationships Are The Keys To Your Health & How To Feed, Clean & Protect Your Body Forever: An Interview With Ben Greenfield’s Father Gary Greenfield") was such a hit that today I am bringing to you the official interview in which I put my own mother, Pat Greenfield, in the hotseat.

Get ready for a wild ride and amazing conversation with my mom, in which we discuss my own upbringing, diets and health food, coffee, her move to Idaho, trauma, homeschooling and much, much more!

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Pat's upbringing and adopting a vegetarian diet as a child...

-Moving out of the house, striking out on her own...

-How trauma revealed God's love and grace to Pat...

-Moving to Idaho...

-What kind of student was Ben Greenfield?...

-Gushing over Rosie, the adopted child...

-How Pat spends her days in Moscow, ID currently...

-Pat's food philosophy growing her children...

-How the Greenfield kids got into music, athletics and fitness...

-What is it like to be a grandma?...

-And much more!

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-JOOVV

-Kion Sleep

-Organifi Apple Green Juice

-HigherDOSE

-Ben Greenfield Coaching

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for my mom Pat Greenfield or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/patgreenfield and one of us will reply!

Mar 17, 2022
The Crazy New World Of Ketone Esters (& How To Use Ketones For Sleep, Performance, Recovery, Fat Loss, Plant Medicines & Much More) With Michael Brandt Of HVMN
01:09:58

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ketonepodcast

12 March 2022

Having been a consumer of a low carb or ketogenic diet since I was about 17 years old (so yeah, that's 23 years), I've covered ketones plenty in past podcasts (see resources section of shownotes for articles and podcasts).

But things have recently become a bit more cutting-edge and arguably exciting in the ever-evolving realm of ketones, particularly the exogenous ketones one can consume to rapidly shift themselves into a state of safe, appetite satiated, performance dominating, inflammation crushing ketosis, and so it's high time I gave you an update on these magical molecules. My guest on this podcast, Michael Brandt, is co-founder and CEO of Health Via Modern Nutrition (hvmn.com). 

H.V.M.N. launched the world’s first ketone ester in 2017, secured a $6MM contract with US Special Operations Command, and has worked with elite athletes and researchers covering areas from athletic performance, to recovery, to metabolic health and longevity. H.V.M.N. recently announced their second generation of ketones, Ketone-IQ™ which is the most cost-effective way to get into 1.0mmol+ levels of blood ketones. Ketone-IQ™ has a waitlist of 33k+ people.

Michael believes ketones are a nutritional primitive, a tool for everyone’s toolkit, akin to Omega-3, caffeine, or CBD, and during our discussion, you'll discover:

-Exogenous ketones defined, and the basic mechanism of action behind them...

-Limiting factors in the body's ability to utilize ketones...

-What is Ketone IQ from a biological standpoint...

-How HVMN has dramatically cost costs of producing a ketone ester...

-The average length of time of peak productivity after a Ketone IQ serving...

-The impact of elevated ketone levels on sleep...

-Effects of ketone esters on recovery...

-Compounds that stack well with ketones...

-Effects of ketones on Alzheimers progression...

-Ben's tips on introducing ketones into your lifestyle...

And much more!

Resources from this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Levels Health

-Kion Sleep

-Butcher Box

-Endure

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Michael or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Mar 12, 2022
The Latest Cool Longevity Drugs, The Best Way To Exercise For Your Mitochondria, Fasting For Men Vs. Women & Much More With Dr. Chris Shade.
01:07:21

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ChrisShade

10 March 2022

Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD, founder and CEO of Quicksilver Scientific®, specializes in the biological, environmental, and analytical chemistry of mercury in all its forms and their interactions with sulfur compounds, particularly glutathione and its enzyme system.

He has patented a mercury speciation diagnostic process to analyze human toxicity, founded the only clinical lab in the world offering mercury speciation analysis, and has designed cutting edge systems of nutraceuticals for detoxification and antioxidant protection, including advanced phospholipid delivery systems for both water- and fat-soluble compounds. His Quicksilver Delivery Systems® nanoparticle technology increases the bioavailability of supplements and protocols leading to higher efficacy products.

Dr. Shade is regularly sought out to speak as an educator on the topics of mercury, environmental toxicities, neuroinflammation, immune dysregulation, and the human detoxification system in the United States and internationally. He has helped corporate executives, professional athletes, celebrities, children with autism, patients with chronic immune disorders and more. He strives to evolve the way the medical industry delivers care, and he is perpetually broadening the way the world understands health.

Dr. Shade has a new podcast called "Shades of Health". For this podcast discussion, which he recorded while interviewing me for his new show, we also decided to release right here on my show for you. So enjoy! And be sure to check out all Chris's crazy formulations at : INSERT LINK/CODE HERE

During our discussion, you’ll discover:

-A scintillating update on the condition of Ben's left knee...

-Targeted senamorphic drives throughout the year as a hormetic trigger...

-HIIT the best means for activating AMP-K pathways...

-How to use hydrogen around exercise...

-Easy to incorporate biohacks for the average person...

-Differences between the genders when it comes to fasting and a ketogenic diet...

-The breakfast protocol Ben is currently experimenting with...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Magnesium Breakthrough

-Thrive Market

-Hapbee

-Kion Sleep

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Chris Shade or me? Visit https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisshade and we'll reply!

Mar 10, 2022
Read Yourself Like A Book, Figure Out Exactly What Makes You Tick & Increase Your Potential For Meaningful Personal Interactions: How Human Design Works With Luis Portillo.
02:00:55

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/humandesign

3 March 2022

My wife, my sons and I recently went through a fascinating process called a "Human Design Reading", with my podcast guest for this show - a man named Luis Portillo. It was absolutely mind-blowing how much Luis was able to "read me like a book", armed with very little knowledge besides my birth location, birth time and birth date. Obviously, I just had to get into the nitty-gritty of how Human Design principles work for today's podcast, as it has truly helped my own decision making process and communication with other humans, including my own family, quite notably.

Luis started working as a lawyer at an international corporate law firm, on the Mexican side of the Tijuana-San Diego, California Border. In a eureka moment, he resigned and moved to the tropical beaches of Puerto Vallarta and Nayarit, Mexico. Being in a new environment, he started to investigate and explore several disciplines of self-knowledge; like meditation, breath work, sweat lodges, Tapping, Reiki, and transpersonal psychology.

Luis has participated in Healing work with representatives from different traditions, such as the Maya, Lakota, Huichol, and at the Michael Harner Foundation for Shamanic Studies, in San Diego, California. In 2010, Luis received a Human Design Reading, and it resonated to the extent of him studying it in depth, and since then, has given Readings to clients from all over the world.

Luis has the artfulness to share his knowledge, in a clear and simple manner. He lives in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico and can be seen at nights doing Stand-Up Comedy at local venues.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Luis' journey to studying human design...

-What is "Human Design"?...

-The importance of the birth time, date and location related to Human Design...

-The four different types of Human Design...

-The unknown chakra we should be paying attention to...

-People you've probably heard of who have had Human Design readings...

-How differing design readings affect our mood and perception of reality...

-Does an additional 2 chakras change how we should change our lifestyles and connecting with the universe...

-Luis reviews Ben's Human Design reading...

Resources from this episode:

include his email address as he instructs in the audio

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Sleep

-JOOVV

-Vuori

-Organifi Red Juice

-Personal Peak Performance Summit

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Luis Portillo or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/humandesign and one of us will reply!

Mar 05, 2022
Calories In = Calories Out? Exploring The True Science Behind The Calorie & The Real Truth About Fad Diets.
59:45

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/countingcalories

3 March 2022

Calorie information is ubiquitous.

On packaged food, restaurant menus, and online recipes, we see authoritative numbers that tell us the calorie count of what we're about to consume. And many of us treat these numbers as gospel: counting, cutting, intermittently consuming, and, if you believe some “experts” out there, magically making them disappear.

We all know, and governments advise, that losing weight is just a matter of burning more calories than we consume. Here's the thing, however, that most people have no idea about: All of the calorie counts that you see everywhere today are WRONG.

In Why Calories Don't Count: How We Got the Science of Weight Loss Wrong, my guest on today's podcast, Dr. Giles Yeo, who is an obesity researcher at Cambridge University, challenges the conventional model and demonstrates that all calories are not created equal. He addresses why popular diets succeed, at least in the short term, why they ultimately fail, and what your environment has to do with your bodyweight. Once you understand that calories don't count, you can begin to make different decisions about how you choose to eat, learning what you really need to be counting instead. Practical, science-based, and full of illuminating anecdotes, this is the most entertaining dietary advice you'll ever find.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What's a calorie?....

-The A-B-C equation of measuring calories in food...

-The problem with Atwater's factors...

-What's a DIT value and why does that matter...

-Did we get it right when it comes to labeling our food?...

-Why we're terrible judges of calorie counting...

-Advice for a good macronutrient ratio with minimal ultra-processed food in the diet...

Resources from this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Personal Peak Performance Summit

-Qualia Mind by Neurohacker

-Water and Wellness

-Kion Sleep

-HigherDOSE

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Giles Yeo or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/countingcalories and one of us will reply!

Mar 03, 2022
How To Instantly Shift Your State of Consciousness From Anxiety To Relaxation, Wakefulness to Sleep or Brain Fogginess to Focus, With Brain.fm.
01:06:08

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/brainfmshow 

26 February 2022

My podcast guest for this show, Dan Clark, previously worked as a website and app developer, but switched careers from building an advertising agency and came across Brain.fm. In his first session, he bought an account and was so excited after a week of use, he needed to be part of the company. He called 12 times. He finally got a job and worked the first month for free. Fast forward, he’s now the CEO, and 2019's Forbes 30 under 30. Dan is always excited about how technology can change the world, and Brain.fm is no exception - via non-invasive neurotechnology that does not require plant medicines, nootropics or drugs to shift you into an altered or elevated state of consciousness.

Brain.fm holds patents on key processes for creating functional music, including technology to elicit strong neural phase locking—allowing populations of neurons to engage in various kinds of coordinated activity—and technology to remove distraction in sound. This makes their music unique, purpose-built to steer you into a desired mental state. In other words, they've found new ways to create music that helps you do what you need to do.

Scientists atBrain.fm work with collaborators at academic institutions to run experiments. They looked at the effects of our technology on the brain, using fMRI and EEG, and also run large-scale behavioral tests, measuring performance on simple games. Their experiments always include a control condition (‘placebo’) of the same underlying music without Brain.fm technology applied, so they can be sure our tech is what makes the difference. In this podcast, you'll discover what their science has found, and much more.

Also joining us on today's call is Dr. Kevin J.P. Woods, Director of Science at Brain.fm.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What is Brain.fm and how Dan got involved with the company...

-The science behind Brain.fm and what differentiates it from other focus apps...

-How the Brain.fm music tracks are developed...

-How Brain.fm is different from binaural beats...

-Slow wave sleep and long-term memory...

-About the "focus" mode on Brain.fm...

-Why it's not advisable to combine Brain.fm with popular music...

-How to maximize the Brain.fm experience...

-And much more...

Click here to try Brain.fm today!

Episode sponsors:

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Butcher Box

-Tru Kava

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

-Kion Flex

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dan Clark or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/brainfmshow and one of us will reply!

Feb 26, 2022
"Thank God"...For Bitcoin, Raw Goat Milk, Colostrum, Yogurt, Liver & Meat, With Robert Breedlove.
01:18:03

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/breedlove

24 February 2022: Spokane, Washington; Kauai, Hawai'i

Robert Breedlove is a Bitcoin-focused entrepreneur, writer, and philosopher. He was raised in Tennessee attending Southern Baptist Churches but spent most of his life spiritual yet agnostic. Through his explorations down the proverbial “Bitcoin rabbit hole,” Robert found himself becoming reacquainted with Christianity at the age of 33. He was particularly inspired by Austrian economics and the teachings of Jordan Peterson, which helped him reconcile his purely objective outlook on reality with its more subjective dimensions of valuation, morality, and meaning.

Robert considers himself a Freedom Maximalist and believes he has found his life’s work in the Bitcoin space as a contributor to the separation of money and state. Through his writing and media work, Robert aims to elucidate the importance of freedom and self-sovereignty across all spheres of human action. Find Robert on Twitter (@Breedlove22) where he posts about Bitcoin, macroeconomics, and philosophy.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The journey to becoming a "freedom maximalist"...

-The Creature and its cronies fight for survival in the digital age...

-What is money anyway?...

-How the gold standard began its descent into obscurity after World War 2...

-Why strong private property rights are necessary for prosperity to thrive...

-The superiority of Bitcoin to any other financial medium...

-Health protocols and biohacks common among Bitcoin enthusiasts...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-Thank God For Bitcoin

-The Secret, Absurd World of Coronavirus Mask Traders and Middlemen Trying To Get Rich Off Government Money

Episode sponsors:

-Organifi Green Juice

-Kion Coffee

-JOOVV

-Magnesium Breakthrough

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Robert Breedlove or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Feb 24, 2022
Ben's New Dietary Protocol, Vegetables Vs. Viruses, Whether Viruses Really Exist & Much More With Dr. Thomas Cowan.
01:20:29

Dr. Thomas Cowan is a well-known alternative medicine doctor, author and speaker, with a common-sense, holistic approach to health and wellness. He has given countless lectures and workshops throughout the U.S. on a variety of subjects in health and medicine, and is the author of six best-selling books.

From 1985 until 2019, Dr. Cowan had a general-medical practice, first in upstate New York, then for 17 years in Peterborough, N.H., and for 17 years in San Francisco, until his recent retirement from active practice. 

He was a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and continues to serve as its vice president.In the past five years, he launched two businesses along with his wife and two sons. The first, Dr. Cowan’s Garden, offers high-quality vegetable powders and kitchen staples; the second, Dr. Tom Cowan, LLC (this website) distributes information, hosts his popular webinar series, and offers many of the products he has used personally and in his practice.

Dr. Cowan lives with his wife, Lynda, on rural farmland in Upstate New York. He has three children, one stepson and six thriving grandchildren. He is an avid gardener, and recently added several sheep and barn kittens to his growing farmstead.

Originally, Dr. Cowan and I planned to talk about his lovely and nourishing vegetable powders, but this podcast took an entirely different turn towards the topic of whether viruses really exist, and I think you'll be quite surprised at the answer!

In this discussion with Dr. Thomas Cowan, you'll discover:

-There's no such thing as a pathogenic virus...

-A study that claimed casein protein causes cancer...

-What to make of virus symptoms if there are no viruses?...

-The virus discussion summarized...

-Why Dr. Cowan was compelled to surrender his medical license...

-Ben's bastardized carnivore diet...

-Going to a higher power for the answers to our most pressing questions...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Kion Aminos

-Qualia Mind by Neurohacker

-Clearlight Saunas

-Personal Peak Performance Summit

Have a question or comment for me or Dr. Thomas Cowan? Leave a comment at bengreenfieldfitness.com/drcowan and one of us will reply!

Feb 19, 2022
Tony Robbins, Peter Diamandis & Ben Greenfield Reveal New Anti-Aging Biohacks & Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine You've Never Heard Of Before.
01:30:07

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/LifeForce

Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis join me for today's podcast on all things regenerative medicine, anti-aging, longevity and life force.

Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, #1 NY Times bestselling author, philanthropist, the nation’s #1 life & business strategist and quite recently, the author of a new book (which I enjoyed immensely and learned a ton from) titled Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love. which we dive into on this show.

He has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries around the world through his audio programs, educational videos, and live seminars. For more than four and a half decades, millions of people have enjoyed the warmth, humor, and transformational power of Tony’s business and personal development events.

Tony is a leading philanthropist. Through his 1 Billion Meals Challenge in partnership with Feeding America, Tony has provided over 875 million meals in the last 7 years and he is ahead of schedule to provide 1 billion meals by 2025. Through the Tony Robbins Foundation, he has also awarded over 2,000 grants and other resources to health and human services organizations, implemented a life-changing curriculum in 1,700+ correctional facilities and gathered thousands of young leaders from around the world with its youth programs.

Meet Peter Diamandis

Recently named by Fortune as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Peter H. Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the executive founder of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies.

Peter is described by many as “the best and most dynamic speaker in the industry.” Diamandis’ mission thru his keynotes and speaking engaments is to help his audiences understand the pace and implications of exponential technology, and how to drive innovation within their organizations.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How a debilitating snowboarding accident led Tony to the miracle of stem cell therapy...

-"Humanized pigs" and new tech called biosplicing that's changing the game in organ transplants...

-How biosplicing is changing cancer treatment and therapy...

-A new game in town on boosting NAD levels...

-How Fountain Life is using Cleerly to help detect heart attacks before they even happen...

-Cognostics testing for Alzheimers...

-The unique form of physical therapy that allows Tony to live pain-free (no small feat given his exploits throughout the years)...

-Counter strength therapy...

-Young blood transfers and plasma replacement therapies discussed...

-Microbots that can be injected in the body to rewire the sympathetic nervous system and combat PTSD and depression...

-And MUCH more!

Resources from this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Tru Kava

-Kion Aminos

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-HigherDOSE

"Bubbles" by River Greenfield

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback on what was discussed in this episode? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/lifeforce and I'll reply!

Feb 17, 2022
How To Charge Any Object In Your Home (Or Your Own Body) With Healing Frequencies: The Future Of Quantum Energy & EMF Protection With Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling Of Leela Quantum Tech.
01:00:20

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Leela

My guest on today's show, Philipp Samor von Holtzendorff-Fehling, is a coach, conscious entrepreneur, and "energy healer". In parallel to a successful international business career, he has constantly worked through blockages and barriers that he says prevented him to be able to truly connect with his true self. In his journey, he started to be able to literally see "energy fields" and thus developed his unique skills as a healer. Subsequently, he went through two decades of training in shamanic and other energy healing practices.

During his business career he worked as an executive for several well known companies, including T-Mobile International and T-Mobile US where he served as Vice President. For his physical fitness he does yoga and plays tennis. When he still played tennis tournaments he finished in the top 8 in the US Senior Nationals. He lives in New Mexico with his wife and two kids.

Philipp's primary business now is Leela Quantum Tech, a company that makes some very interesting equipment I've now been messing around with in my own home. Philipp has developed a unique technology that he claims can imprint pure quantum energy into any object, without any brute-force. This technology - right after assembly - supposedly is able to harmonize and neutralize harmful frequencies, including EMF of any kind. In addition, it can apparently be used in a very simple manner to optimize the well-being of any living organism, (humans, animals, plants), to copy any frequency into any object, and much more.

With that technology Leela Quantum Tech has developed various products that come in handy in the daily life that all have a focus on well-being, strengthening one’s self-healing power, harmonizing EMF, and more. Using information from "healers" (like European “Wunderkind” Roman Hafner) Leela Quantum Tech develops frequency sets for specific use cases that we mainly offer in the form of frequency cards. For example to promote inner peace, support the weight loss process, a special heal frequency set, etc.

Leela Quantum Tech is a small privately funded company with the mission to do its part to help heal the world and to help increase consciousness.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-About the necklace Ben is wearing during the interview that utilizes quantum energy...

-How to know what's actual healing vs. placebo effect...

-How the plates mitigate harmful EMF from your smartphone...

-How these products are different from the various "bio geometry" devices on the market...

-What happens if you put food into the block...

-Why more consumer goods are not made to protect from harmful EMF's...

-About the healers Leela uses to manufacture their products...

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-JOOVV

-Organifi Green Juice

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Kion Clean Energy Bars

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Philipp von Holtzendorff-Fehling or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Leela and one of us will reply!

Feb 12, 2022
How To Diagnose & Fix Chronic Mystery Illnesses, Figure Out Which Supplements You Should Really Be Taking, Identify Specific Organ Problems & More With Monica Hershaft.
01:38:50

Monica Hershaft is one interesting practitioner, and on a recent Phoenix trip, I had a chance to experience her very unique flavor of muscle testing and nutritional prescription. 

She is a bestselling author, motivational speaker and holistic health practitioner and nutritional consultant with Advanced Clinical Training Certification in NRT. After 10 years building one of the top-rated holistic health practices in Los Angeles, she developed ‘Treat the Source’ a remote online program that helps those suffering from chronic symptoms who can't get a true diagnosis, to get their health and life back.

Monica understands that just because your labs are normal, it doesn’t mean you’re not sick and she can explain why that happens and how to fix it! Too many legitimately sick people are being put on anti-depressants because the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong with them and their labs are normal. Monica is here to tell you that you are not crazy and there are answers!

Being plagued with her own mystery illness for 10+ years after participating in a popular detox program, Monica knows first-hand the frustration that chronic symptoms and an improper diagnosis can create for those struggling with their health. Having this personal experience has allowed Monica to not only heal her clients physically, but to understand them on a deep, personal level.

Monica’s conflict over incorporating animal protein and going Paleo in order to recover her health was the most difficult dilemma she had ever faced because she was born and raised Vegan. Her father is famed Animal Rights Activist, Founder, and Holocaust Survivor, Alex Hershaft. Her 10-year chronic, mystery illness finally resolved through a combination of adopting an altered Paleo style diet along with eliminating toxic overload because diet and nutrition alone was not enough to help restore immune function. This ethical crossroads was heartbreaking and riddled with doubt due to her upbringing and knowledge of the factory farming conditions. She will never consume animal protein that has been conventionally farmed, opting only for sourcing from grass fed, pasture raised Paleo-centric farms.

Her father’s many talks on the connection between animals being killed for food and their family’s experience in the Holocaust, being transported in cattle cars to be killed in the camps, weighed heavily on her decision. Her father, Alex Hershaft, is well known all over the world for his Animal Rights organization and his many talks and videos about the connection between the Holocaust and the Vegan lifestyle. Monica was heartbroken that she was unable to recover her health as a Vegan.

After working one on one with countless patients in her private practice located in Los Angeles, she realized it was time to create a program that could help more people on a wider scale and that led to the development of her online digital course "Treat the Source-The 3 Pillar Holistic Health Repair Program" to help people who are struggling with chronic symptoms and can't get a true diagnosis. This 12-week online program provides tips and tools as well as weekly actions and hacks to help them take their health back into their own hands no matter where they live.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-How a debilitating chronic "mystery" illness led to Monica's unique practice...

-Breakdown of the evaluation and treatment Ben will receive...

-First phase of treatment: muscle testing...

-Body scan...

-Reviewing the results of the two-part exam...

-How to partake of Monica's expertise, even if you don't live in Phoenix...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Personal Peak Performance Summit

-Levels Health

-Magnesium Breakthrough

-Water and Wellness

-Butcher Box

-Kion Decaf Coffee

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Monica Hershaft or me? Leave a comment below, and one of us will reply!

Feb 10, 2022
How To Make Yourself Physically & Mentally More Gritty, Resilient & Harder To Kill With Jeff Banman Of Brute Force.
01:08:48

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/bruteforcepodcast

My guest on this podcast, Jeff Banman, is a recognized leader in the area of human performance and human behavior in high-stress environments. With over 30 years of experience across multiple domains including the Fire Service, the US Army Special Operations Command and the Central Intelligence Agency, Jeff now serves as the COO & Chief Human Performance Officer for the global fitness brand Brute Force. 

After conducting Counterterrorism operations in over twenty-three countries, two combat zones and multiple high-threat/non-permissive environments, Jeff has the privilege of dissecting human behavior at a micro level in order to enhance individual and team performance in some of the most intense moments imaginable. His study evaluated and developed algorithms for calculating minute shifts in Heart Rate Variability against variable stressors, distinct practices for managing the Central Nervous System while under significant stress and integrative techniques to help high-level operators remain fully present in order to navigate extreme situations.

Jeff sees the world differently than most people. For three decades he has been someone people relied upon to solve highly complex problems in extreme and often intense situations. In his time as a Firefighter, Airborne Ranger and CIA Counterterrorism Operator and Business Leader, he's learned one big lesson - extreme and intense is as uniquely relevant to a person as is a fingerprint.

We all perceive things differently and when we experience something significant, stressful or uncertain, Jeff teaches that we respond accordingly. Through his core work developing new human performance protocols for US SOCOM and the Intelligence Community, working with Professional Athletes and High Performing Business Leaders, he has dissected how we navigate intensity, diversity and complexity at any level and in any situation. That insight guides us to a greater level of awareness, an improved ability to regulate our own central nervous system, and a significant advantage in the behaviors that produce the results we are out to produce.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How childhood dreams manifested into Jeff's calling as a high-performance specialist...

-How Jeff quantifies and manages the central nervous system in high-stress scenarios...

-How Jeff has learned to disseminate what he's learned to others across the globe...

-Why unstable loads are the key to Jeff's training program...

-A rabbit trail on how to recover from Covid-induced brain fog...

-A gold-standard workout using Jeff's practices...

-Nutrition protocols recommended by Jeff for his workouts...

Resources from this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Organifi Gold

-Kion Flex

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Vuori

-Tru Kava

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jeff Banman or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/bruteforcepodcast and one of us will reply!

Feb 05, 2022
Q&A 440: The Ultimate Guide To Grip Strength & Longevity, Ben's Latest Parenting Tips, Movement Snacks, Cannabis For Sleep & Much More!
01:12:11

News flashes:

  • Great parenting tips on gracefully handling conflict and discipline...
  • Why early food variety is so important for babies ...
  • Movement snacks throughout the day, like pushups and squats, actually make you SMARTER...
  • The association between handgrip strength and anti-aging/longevity strikes again...
  • Vitamin C + E and cryotherapy combination is a potent recovery stack...
  • Does cannabis help or hurt sleep?...
  • Great overview of melatonin......
  • Correlation does not equal causation...

Listener Q&A:

-Ways to hack the Dolphin "chronotype"...

-How important is detoxification and rest periods?...

-Should you use eye protection with red lights? and How to track micro and macros with a CGM...

Episode sponsors:

-Qualia Mind by Neurohacker

-Kion Colostrum

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

-Thrive Market

Feb 03, 2022
The Exciting Future Of Holistic Dentistry (& How Ben Greenfield Is Re-Inventing His Mouth!) With Dr. Eniko Loud
01:13:12

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/drloud

I've done plenty of podcasts about "holistic dentistry" in the past.

But when a dentist named Dr. Eniko Loud walked up to me at a health conference and began telling me about a host of issues she saw from across the room - specifically related to my jaw and teeth, I perked up and listened, because I could tell right away she was very smart. Then I went and visited Dr. Loud at her Whole Health Dentistry clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where she offers functional dentistry and holistic care via advanced dental procedures, health and nutritional coaching for men, women and children. Being trained in functional medicine and equipped with advanced dental training, Dr. Loud implements a host of cutting-edge tools and techniques I'd never heard of before.

Every health issue can be traced back to a problem within one or more of your three body systems. Through targeted lab testing that you can do in the privacy of your own home for each of these systems, Dr. Loud is able to assess how each system is working and design an individualized program to rebalance your body. With an individualized diet plan, a scientifically based supplement program, stress reduction and exercise, a person’s health can improve dramatically –not only physically, but emotionally. With an ongoing wellness plan many health problems can be avoided, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and female hormone imbalances.

Her services include spectrum thermography, safe amalgam removal, biological dentistry, oral surgery, Invisalign and many other advanced but holistic dental protocols.

In this episode, you'll discover:

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Dr. Loud's background and history with holistic dentistry...

-Reviewing Ben's scans from his previous visit...

-The intra oral scanner...

-Undergoing a scan of Ben's mouth in real time...

-Why "optimal dental health" is a misnomer...

-Results of Ben's DNA test...

-An ideal tooth care protocol...

-What occurs after the treatment...

-And much more...

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-HigherDOSE

-JOOVV

-Kion

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Eniko Loud or myself? Leave a comment at bengreenfieldfitness.com/drloud, and one of us will reply!

Jan 29, 2022
Insider Beauty Secrets For Men, Can You Eat Your Skin Care Products, How To Smear 1st 6 Hour Milking Grass-Fed Colostrum On Your Face & Much More With Andy Hnilo Of Alitura.
58:21

Several years ago, Andy Hnilo of the skin care and beauty company Alitura first joined me in the podcast "Deer Placenta Smoothies, Smearing Colostrum On Your Face, How To Use A Clay Mask & Much More."

But Andy's been up to quite a bit since we last connected, including some very cool new formulations, an epic fragrance that I wrote about here, new face scrubs, and plenty more.

Andy Hnilo is a former athlete, model, and actor that had his life turned upside down. On March 20th, 2011, he was struck by a series of large vehicles while crossing a busy street, a trauma that caused seven broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and an extreme compound fracture.

Determined to come back even stronger, Andy was able to be back on the runway in less than 3 months. He was able to heal his skin by immersing himself in a diligent skincare routine that included a mineral-rich blend of four clays, organic superfoods, and nutrient-dense ingredients: a process that healed his body.

Andy is now the founder and CEO of Alitura, which makes life-changing skin care products with organic superfoods.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-How a horrific, disfiguring accident was the precursor to the Alitura products...

-The importance of a 6-hour colostrum from a grass-fed cow...

-Clay face mask the first Alitura product...

-Ben's Wacky Wednesday routine...

-The proper, manly way to use a scrub...

-About the Alitura face Pearl cleanser...

-A serum containing a copper peptide...

-Differentiating between the night cream and the serum...

-The most versatile beard oil on the market...

-The fragrance Ben swears by...

-Ben's response to men who resist the concept of beautifying themselves...

-What's to come from Alitura in the next year or so...

-And much more...

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos

-Organifi Red Juice

-Tru Kava

-Butcher Box

Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for Andy Hnilo or me? Leave a comment bengreenfieldfitness.com/aliturapodcast, and one of us will reply!

Jan 27, 2022
The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively With Todd Kashdan
01:27:37

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/insubordination

When I first received the book The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent and Defy Effectively by my guest on today's show, Todd Kashdan, I thought it was going to be some fringe rebel handbook or something like TheAlchemist's Cookbook, or a title that was meant to incite riots and violence.

I was dead wrong.

Instead, this book is a research-based toolbox for anyone who wants to create a world with more justice, creativity, and courage.

For ideas to evolve and for societies to progress, we desperately need rebels to challenge conventional wisdom and improve on it. Unfortunately, most of us fear nonconformists, perceiving them as disloyal, reckless, destructive, or just plain weird. Because most would-be rebels lack the strength and skills to overcome hostile audiences, principled insubordination remains an underleveraged asset in the workplace and public square.

Based on cutting-edge research, The Art of Insubordination is the essential guidebook for anyone seeking to be heard, make a change, and rebel against an unhealthy, stagnant status quo. The book also gives the rest of us the evidence-based strategies we need to become better allies of our leaders in change, ensuring that the best ideas, products, and solutions survive and win the day. Inside this book lie answers to several questions, including:

• What are the most effective ways to express unpopular, important ideas?
• How can we help principled rebels be heard and influential?
• How can we better manage the discomfort when trying to rebel or interacting with a rebel?

Filled with fresh and engaging stories about dissenters in the trenches as well as science that will make you see the world in a different way, The Art of Insubordination is for anyone who wants to see more justice, creativity, inclusion, cultural dynamism, and innovation in the world.

As a Professor of Psychology and a leading educator to the public, Todd Kashdan translates state-of-the-art science for practical application to improve our everyday lives. He is well-known for his energetic and disarming communication style. Todd received the 2010 Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year Award at George Mason University for his teaching and mentoring. He gave a TEDx talk on psychological flexibility and writes the “Curious?” blog for Psychology Today, which is enjoyed by more than four million readers.

After receiving a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (2004), Todd founded the Well-Being Lab at George Mason University which has produced over 210 peer-reviewed journal articles on well-being and resilience, psychological flexibility, meaning and purpose in life, curiosity, and managing social anxiety.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How to define "insubordination"...

-The difference between principled and destructive insubordination...

-Five principles of persuasion when you're in the minority or demographically disadvantaged...

-How a minority that affects change can avoid the mistakes of the preceding majority...

-The three steps to raising principally insubordinate kids...

-How to teach kids to view themselves as heroes in waiting...

-And much more!

Upcoming Events:

Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar

Episode sponsors:

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-JOOVV

-Ketone IQ by HVMN

-Kion Immune

Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Todd Kashdan or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/insubordination and one of us will reply!

Jan 22, 2022
Q&A 439: Benefits Of Walking Backwards, The New Fountain Of Youth Pill, Biohacking Skin Health, Chemicals In Your Food & Much More!
01:01:14

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

Listener Q&A:

Q: Should we increase our protein intake as we age?...42:30

Q: How to fast without feeling nauseous...46:51

Q: How to target lactobacillus growth...51:40

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Episode sponsors:

-Kion Coffee; Magnesium BreakthroughClearlight SaunasHigherDOSE 

Jan 20, 2022
Sacred Hunting, Convict Conditioning, Rites Of Passage, Plant Medicines, Rekindling Ancient Spiritual Practices & More With Mansal Denton.
01:18:42

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My guest on this podcast, Mansal Denton, also known as "Little Beaver", is the founder of Sacred Hunting, host of the Mansal Denton Podcast, and the subject of an upcoming documentary BELOW THE DROP, which explores our relationship to life and death through hunting. 

Feeling insecure in early life, he chased a woman to Europe, which led him to prison. Struggling with shame and confusion of what it meant to be a man, he found his calling with the sacred art of hunting. He now desires to share this practice with more men.

His indigenous name comes from a Crow Sun Dance chief. His spiritual lineage is derived from six years of mentorship from a Muskogee/Creek medicine man named Will "Star Heart".

What is Sacred Hunting? A practice that leads us back to our origins. A reminder that, for our ancestors, obtaining the food that sustains life was a spiritual act involving bloodshed. A reconnection to nature and the earth that gave us birth. An opportunity for connection and tribal brotherhood. A transformative encounter with death.

Mansal Denton, like the men he leads on wilderness quests, was raised in a culture alienated from its sources of nourishment and sustenance. A youthful indiscretion that led to a prison cell fundamentally altered his life’s trajectory. Here, he shows the power and vitality that the hunt can bring into men’s lives in this perilous time, when rites of passage are notably absent. Sacred Hunting brings the richness of his hunting experience, and that of the men whose journeys he facilitates, into inspirational focus.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How a stint in the clink became a rite of passage for Mansal...

-Ben's preferred style of hunting and why...

-When the hunt took on its sacred form for Mansal...

-An insider's look at the sacred hunting experience...

-Why it's especially empowering that sacred hunts occur with men only...

-How plant medicines can enhance the hunt...

-What occurs after the animal is killed...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Mansal Denton or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/sacredhuntingpodcast and one of us will reply!

Jan 15, 2022
How To Get Rid Of Knee Pain Forever, The Best Knee Rehab Exercises, The Ancient Chinese Technique To Keep Your Knees Young & More With Ben Patrick, The "Knees Over Toes Guy".
01:15:12

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Ben Patrick (“Knees Over Toes Guy”), is the coach and founder of the “Athletic Truth Group,” (ATG) a gym and online training service based out of Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Ben overcame debilitating knee and shin pain, as well as subsequent surgeries through a personal journey taking knee and foot strength training means to their fullest potential. Ben transformed his basketball career, going from being continually injured and under-achieving to having a successful junior college stint through improving his own knee health and performance. This culminated for Ben with a scholarship offer to Boston University for basketball, but due to NCAA eligibility rules, Ben turned it down and began training athletes.

Many people have been recommending Ben’s methods as completely transformative in their knee pain, and recently I've begun experimenting with his programs, so though I would have Ben on the show to discuss his very unique approach to healing the knees.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Ben became involved with treating knee pain...06:50

-Why walking backward is so beneficial to the health of the knees...21:45

-Fundamental knee exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime...37:22

-Why focus on the tibialis muscles and hip flexors...48:57

-Tools and techniques to strengthen the knees...56:16

-Why Ben doesn't heavily focus on the glutes in his program...1:03:47

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Butcher Box

-Kion Omega

-Optimize

-Organifi 

-JOOVV

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Ben Patrick or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/benpatrick and one of us will reply!

Jan 13, 2022
Did Ben Greenfield Get Vaccinated (Yet?), Can You Get COVID Twice, The Latest On Omicron, Treating Long Haul COVID & Much More With Dr. Matt Cook.
01:07:00

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About two months ago, I had a deep and wide-ranging podcast conversation with Dr. Matthew Cook about COVID and vaccines.

That podcast wound up creating just as many questions as it answered, including the extremely frequent, "Did Ben get vaccinated?" question (for my latest thoughts on that, check out this recent Instagram post

So today, Dr. Matthew Cook is back.

Matt is President and Founder of BioReset™  Medical and Medical Advisor of BioReset Network. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience in practicing medicine, focusing the last 14 years on functional and regenerative medicine. 

His practice, BioReset™  Medical, provides treatments for conditions ranging from pain and complex illness to anti-aging and wellness. He treats some of the most challenging to diagnose and difficult to live with ailments that people suffer from today, including Lyme disease, chronic pain, PTSD, and mycotoxin illness. Dr. Cook’s approach is to use the most non-invasive, natural, and integrative treatments possible.

During our discussion, you’ll discover:

-Ben's "Cook-esque" morning routine...

-What we know about the omicron variant...

-Can you get covid twice?...

-Has Dr. Cook's thoughts on vaccines changes since the last podcast...

-How to manage vaccine injuries...

-Peptides used to treat covid...

-Efficacy of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin in treating covid...

-How to find the treatments Dr. Cook is recommending in this podcast...

-What to include in a covid "first-aid kit"...

-Therapies to combat coagulation, inflammation, antibacterial issues...

-Will covid lessen in its threat to our health over time?...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Vuori

-Thrive Market

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Optimize

-Kion

bengreenfieldfitness.com/mattcookdecember

Jan 08, 2022
How To Build Your Legacy, Bond Your Family With Traditions, Rituals & Routines, Rites Of Passage & Much More With Rich Christiansen of Legado Family Founder.
01:15:22

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/legadopodcast

When it comes to passing on important family values and beliefs to future generations, I firmly believe that family traditions are the powerful legacy-building tool in a parent’s toolbox. Traditions, habits, rituals and routines are the glue that stick, the threads that bind and the clasps that hold a family together through the best and worst of times.

As our family discussed in the recent podcast “The Official Greenfield Family Q&A Podcast: Parenting, Cooking, Traditions, Legacy-Building, Family Game Nights & More!,” we recently worked with the wonderful Rich Christiansen of Legado Family Founder, who specializes in helping families identify their core values, then create memorabilia, traditions, rituals, routines, comings and goings all based around those values.

As a result, our family not only now has a “Greenfield Family Playbook” which is a guide that we can pass on to future generations in which all our values and traditions are listed, but we also have a family mission statement, a family crest being designed to hang above our fireplace, a family logo we can print on hats, shirts, mugs, and stickers, and even individual spirit animals and colors for each member of our family.

If you're not already weaving traditions, rituals, routines and an emphasis on legacy into your own family, I encourage you to do so, with or without the help of a professional. It's been a transformative process that will impact the Greenfield family for generations. For more on the Greenfield family's comings and goings, you can also check out GoGreenfields.com here!

To explore this topic even more, I decided to interview Rich for my podcast.

Rich helps families upgrade their relationships through a program consisting of five different modules that include detailed lessons and structures crafted carefully to enhance lasting ties and strengthen bonds. His Legado product revolutionizes the way families reconnect through sharing proven models, real-world experiences, valuable insight, and giving your family engaging activities for all age groups. Build Family Legacies provides the ultimate roadmap to building the best family legacy your family could ever imagine and no other brand can do it better.

Rich and his wife Gaye are the parents of five sons and a daughter they sponsor from Nepal. Together, they also share eight beautiful grandchildren. As a family, they enjoy exploring the outdoors together and always have their eyes set on big adventures.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How the Legato business has evolved to its current form...

-"Dark investments" and how wealth can decimate a family...

-How to begin identifying family values...

-The basic model of the Legado platform...

-Rites of passage and assisting children to "come of age" when they're ready...

-How to foster an entrepreneurial and self-sufficient spirit in children...

-An apology blended with a charter...

-Key traditions Rich recommends...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-JOOVV

-HigherDOSE

-Kion Aminos

-Qualia Mind by Neurohacker

-Optimize

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Rich Christiansen or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/legadopodcast and one of us will reply!

Jan 06, 2022
Could This Molecule Be The Next Darling Of The Anti-Aging Industry? A Fascinating Geranylgeraniol (GG) Discussion With Dr. Barrie Tan.
01:12:14

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About two years ago, I had a fascinating podcast discussion with Dr. Barrie Tan, titled "Why Your Vitamin E Supplement Could Be Harming You (& The “One Plant Wonder” Alternative That Could Be The Single Most Powerful Molecule If You’re Stranded On A Desert Island)".

During that discussion, Barrie briefly alluded to a special molecule he was deep in the throes of researching, a molecule that he was convinced could be one of the greatest new compounds that humankind has ever discovered for full-body health. Your body makes this thing on it's own, but your levels drop significantly with age, and thus there are remarkable longevity benefits as well as benefits for muscle protein synthesis, testosterone and hormone regulation, CoQ10 synthesis, and overall structural support for the body, along with reduction in the risk of age-related physical decline.

The name of this molecule is geranylgeraniol, also known as "GG", and could very well be the next supplement Barrie would take to a desert island. After interviewing him, I'm certainly convinced it has great promise and I now plan to start taking it to assess results for myself.

Dr. Barrie Tan is a research scientist with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry. For the last 35 years, Barrie has immersed himself in the world of Vitamin E (particularly from annatto) and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts credited with discovering a molecule called “tocotrienol” from three major natural sources. That was the topic of our last podcast, which is very much worth a listen, as the molecules we discuss in that show pair with GG like, well, turkey and cranberries.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The one supplement you should have if stuck on a desert island (Intro w/ Jonathan Lizotte)...

-Why we need to care about this if our bodies make their own GG...

-Specific Functions of GG...

-How the endocrine system relates to GG...

-Bone Health, Vitamin K and GG...

-Forthcoming clinical studies of GG on humans...

-Supplements you can stack with GG...

-Edible and non-edible plants which contain GG...

-Dr. Tan's personal diet and exercise habits...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-CAR.O.L

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-FUM

-Kion

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Barrie Tan, Jonathan Lizotte or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gg and one of us will reply!

Jan 01, 2022
Q&A 438: Is A Carnivore Diet Bad For You, How To Build More Muscle With Cold, The Best Baby Food, Alcohol Microdosing & Much More!
01:22:30

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

Listener Q&A:

-Does cold therapy increase testosterone levels?...1:02:40

-Ben's thoughts on the Covid vaccine, and how to get the toxins out of the body as soon as possible...1:06:06

-Some contraindications of the carnivore diet on females...1:12:47

Episode sponsors:

-Kion

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Levels Health

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/438

Dec 30, 2021
Ben Greenfield's Daily Routine & Personal Optimization Habits: The Rituals, Routines, Tactics & Strategies Ben Uses For Maximum Productivity & Impact.
01:16:33

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I recently got put in the hotseat by my friend Joseph Apolinar, a United States Air Force SERE (survival, evasion, resistance and escape) specialist.

Whether it’s in the desert, the arctic, at sea, in the jungle or as a prisoner of war, Airmen must be prepared to survive, evade, resist and escape any situation. And it’s the SERE specialists' mission to train them. These experts know how to survive in the most remote and hostile environments on the planet. It’s up to them to make sure that when a mission doesn’t go as planned, the Airmen involved are ready for anything and can return with honor.

So Joseph is kinda a badass, and even visited my property in Spokane, Washington to take me and my sons through a pretty epic, personalized wilderness survival course.

But this podcast isn't about survival.

It's about me.

Joseph wanted to get a glimpse of my environment, to expose himself to some words or ideas that may offer insight to better my life in business, with family, and in life, and to learn how I am productive, how I schedule and live the average day, and the routines, rituals, habits that I depend upon for success and impact.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Thoughts on maintaining balance in our lives...

-Why Ben begins his productive day very early in the day...

-How Ben maintains balance with work structure and family/friend relationships and obligations...

-How controlling your diet affects your productivity...

-The one animal Ben would choose to be, and why...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein

-Organifi Gold

-Butcher Box

-Water and Wellness

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Joseph or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/joeandben!

Dec 25, 2021
Vaccines vs. Natural Immunity, Sudden Death In Athletes, The Best Early Treatment Of COVID, The Joe Rogan Vaccine Podcast, Can You Get COVID Twice & Much More With Dr. Peter McCullough.
01:18:51

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Dr. Peter McCullough is an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist. He practices both internal medicine, including the management of common infectious diseases, as well as the cardiovascular complications of both the viral infection and the injuries developing after the COVID-19 vaccine in Dallas TX, USA. Since the outset of the pandemic, Dr. Peter McCullough has been a leader in the medical response to the COVID-19 disaster and has published “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection” the first synthesis of sequenced multidrug treatment of ambulatory patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the American Journal of Medicine and subsequently updated in Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine.

He has 46 peer-reviewed publications on the infection and has commented extensively on the medical response to the COVID-19 crisis in The Hill, America Out Loud, and on FOX NEWS Channel. On November 19, 2020, Dr. Peter McCullough testified in the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and throughout 2021 in the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, Colorado General Assembly, New Hampshire Senate, and South Carolina Senate concerning many aspects of the pandemic response. Dr. Peter McCullough has had 18 months of dedicated academic and clinical efforts in combating the SARS-CoV-2 virus and in doing so, has reviewed thousands of reports, participated in scientific congresses, group discussions, press releases, and has been considered among the world’s experts on COVID-19.

Dr. Peter McCullough is known for his iconic views on the state of medical truth in America and around the globe pierces through the thin veil of mainstream media stories that skirt the major issues and provide no tractable basis for durable insight. On his podcast, McCullough is joined by experts in medicine, biotechnology, public health, and policy to bring critical information and insights to the listeners in a concise and understandable format.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How people like Joe Rogan and U.S. senators have benefited from Dr. McCullough's Covid treatment protocol...

-Vaccines vs. a therapeutic approach for treating and preventing Covid…

-Can you get Covid more than once?…

-Can you transmit Covid if you're asymptomatic?...

-Is there any validity to the "cocoon effect"?...

-Questions on the accuracy of Covid cases being reported...

-Concerns about Covid vaccines promoting myocarditis in young children...

-The genesis of effective treatment and prevention of Covid in the medical community...

-Prospects for a truly safe Covid vaccine on the horizon...

-The latest info on the Omicron variant...

-How Dr. McCullough stays healthy and fit...

-And much more!

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-CAR.O.L

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-FUM

-Kion

Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Dr. Peter McCullough or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/DrPeter and one of us will reply!

Dec 23, 2021
33 Day Alaskan Caribou Hunts, Japanese Misogis, Ice Baths, Saunas & Rucking: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Healthy, Happy Self.
01:16:41

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In many ways, we’re more comfortable than ever before. But could our sheltered, temperature-controlled, overfed, under-challenged lives actually be the leading cause of many of our most urgent physical and mental health issues?

In the book The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Healthy, Happy Self, award-winning journalist Michael Easter, my guest on this podcast, seeks out off-the-grid visionaries, disruptive genius researchers, and mind-body conditioning trailblazers who are unlocking the life-enhancing secrets of a counterintuitive solution: discomfort.

In this podcast, we take a deep dive into Michael's book, and you'll discover the mind and body benefits of living at the edges of your comfort zone and reconnecting with the wild. Michael is a leading voice on how humans can integrate modern science and evolutionary wisdom for improved health, meaning, and performance in life and at work.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How perspectives change when exposed to raw nature and discomfort...

-The ancient Japanese practice to build championship athletes...

-A nutrition expert who challenges conventional thinking about food...

-How a trip to Bhutan changed Michael's view of death...

-Why we've tipped too far into the realm of comfort...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Flex

-JOOVV

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Thrive Market

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Michael Easter or me? Leave your thoughts at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/comfortcrisis

Dec 18, 2021
The Ultimate Guide To Increasing Fertility, Sperm Health, Semen Quality, Storing & Freezing Sperm & Much More With Dr. Amin Herati.
01:32:32

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/dadi

I get asked a lot of questions by both males and females about fertility (or, perhaps more accurately, infertility), including how to increase sperm count, how to store and freeze sperm, the best diets and supplements for fertility, and much more. 

So I decided it was high time I recorded an episode for you fellas who want your swimmers just a bit more dialed in, and for you couples who may be wanting to conceive. Dr. Amin Herati, MD is an Assistant Professor at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and works at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the Director of Men's Health and Director of Male Infertility. Dr. Herati is also an advisor to Dadi, the leading at home male fertility services company for sperm testing and storage. He is active in basic and clinical research with an interest in the fertility of patients with spinal cord injury, genetic basis of male infertility, hypogonadism, and pelvic pain syndromes.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Is infertility a genetic issue to any degree?...

-Why infertility is more an issue among men in recent history than generations prior...

-Environmental causes of infertility...

-Testosterone replacement therapy and its effects on fertility...

-Does a cool crotch affects one's fertility levels?

-Strategies for enhancing fertility...

-Diets or foods recommended for fertility...

-How to proactively take care of business, even if you're not ready to have children...

And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Omega

-Organifi Gold Chocolate

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Dr. Amin Herati or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/dadi and one of us will reply! 

Dec 16, 2021
How To Get the Benefits Of A 45 Minute Run In Under 9 Minutes (& A 12% VO2 Max Increase & 62% Lower Risk Of Diabetes): The New AI Bike That Is Taking The Fitness World By Storm.
57:56

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/carolpodcast

Ever heard of the AI-powered smart bike that gives you the benefits of a 45-minute run in under 9 minutes?

Here's the deal: we already know HIIT training is a great way to work out. The bike uses REHIT — Reduced Exertion High-intensity Interval Training — which is HIIT taken to the next level.

With REHIT training, you can get better health and fitness results compared to steady-state exercise, in 20% of the time, just 26 minutes a week — and you’re not putting your body under the kind of stress that you get with chronic cardio, which can actually be damaging to your health and stall your weight loss.

I have a CAROL bike in my office, and I now use it for my REHIT breaks. You just get on the bike, you start riding, and in less than 9 minutes you’ve checked your cardio off for the day. This thing is a game-changer — it was developed in collaboration with fitness researchers and is clinically proven to give you the shortest, most impactful cardio workout you can get.

You don’t need to spend long hours working out to be in the best shape of your life. You need to work smarter, not harder.

My guest on today's show, Ulrich Dempfle, is Chief Product Officer and co-founder of CAROL. Ulrich holds degrees in business administration and mechanical engineering, and leads all aspects of product development at CAROL, from data science to software and hardware. Previously, he was the director of PwC’s healthcare AI initiatives in the UK, and has a wide range of experience in healthcare, engineering and startups.

The idea for CAROL was conceived in 2012 while working on chronic disease management programs for people with diabetes. The team found it very challenging to get people to exercise, and the main excuses they heard were a lack of time, and frustration with slow results. The beauty of CAROL is how REHIT solves these problems, offering a scientifically proven workout in under nine minutes. After discovering REHIT, the team embarked on creating CAROL, the first and only consumer REHIT exercise bike available.

Ulrich practices what he preaches, and uses CAROL regularly. He says his cardiovascular fitness has improved by 50%, and he has lost about 10kg and can now easily manage his weight without counting calories. His blood pressure was slightly elevated but is now optimal, and he’s in better shape than ever.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What is unique about the bike?...

-How is REHIT different from HIIT?...

-How does cardio with CAROL impact the longevity?...

-Does the CAROL achieve the same benefits with other types of Cardio...

-The science behind the bike?...

-Can CAROL be combined with other biohacking tools?...

-How to mitigate the EMF CAROL bike produces...

-And more...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Coffee

-JOOVV

-Butcher Box

-Levels Health

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Ulrich Dempfle or me? Leave your thoughts at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/carolpodcast

Dec 11, 2021
The New Drinkable Euphoria Compound That Will Completely Transform The Energy Drink Industry: Feel Free With JW Ross
01:02:54

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If you've been paying attention to my social feed recently, you've no doubt seen me throwing back - nearly every day - a small blue bottle of absolutely euphoric, energizing goodness that is one of my favorite new discoveries of late for energy, workouts, sex, a better mood and much, much more.

Inside the bottle is a tonic of ancient plants from the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, where the ingredients within the bottle been used socially and in wellness for centuries. The formula in the bottle is called "Feel Free" and was invented by today's podcast guest JW Ross as a unique and potent blend of  the earthy and spicy tones of the ancient tropical plants kava and kratom, along with refreshing pineapple juice, coconut and premium sweet stevia leaves.

JW is a lifelong innovator and investor in the international business and financial world. He has been married for over 20 years, and he has two grown children who are also active in business and finance. He currently lives and works in Santa Monica, California where he is an avid yoga practitioner.

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During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How J.W. got involved in the nutrition industry...

-The ingredient JW discovered living in Asia that is the key to the Feel Free product...

-How to mitigate some of the harmful effects of kratom...

-The effects of finding the magic formula between kava and kratom...

-The best strains of kava and kratum in the energy drink...

-Best time of day to take the product, and if it affects sleep...

-How to deal with nausea when taking kratom...

-Why kratom is still illegal in a number of U.S. states...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos

-CAR.O.L

-Four Sigmatic

-Water and Wellness

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/feelfreepodcast

Dec 09, 2021
The Body & Brain Optimization Strategies Of A Professional Poker: Brain Biohacking, Ketosis, Sleep, Jet Lag, Travel Fitness Tips & More With Jason Koon.
01:30:25

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My friend and today's podcast guest Jason Koon is a professional poker player. As of August 2021, he is the 10th highest earner in history, with nearly $32,000,000 in winnings. 

Originally from West Virginia, Jason was raised outdoors, spending much of his childhood fishing, hunting, and playing sports. Jason attended West Virginia Wesleyan College on a track scholarship where he competed as a sprinter. He would go on to graduate with a finance undergraduate degree, as well as an M.B.A.

Jason found poker in college after suffering a severe hip injury. Within months he was winning money playing on the internet. By the time Jason finished university, he was winning at high-stakes poker games on the internet. After taking a finance job in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jason almost immediately quit and decided to give playing poker for a living a chance.

Jason is married to his wife Bianca and has a newborn son, Calum. They reside in Las Vegas, NV.

Detailed show notes containing links to resources, podcasts and articles mentioned in today's show can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/koon

In this episode, you'll hear:

-The mental and physical grind of becoming and remaining an elite poker player...

-How to excel at poker without getting into the trap of gambling...

-Nootropics and smart drugs that assist with focus...

-Meditation and keeping the mental game optimized...

**Specific nootropics for optimal brain function with special guest Lucas Aoun...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein

-Organifi Red Juice

-Clearlight Saunas

-Vuori

bengreenfieldfitness.com/koon

Dec 04, 2021
Q&A 437: Are Eggs & Salt Good Or Bad For You, Antibiotics Confusion, Gluten-Free Diets, Appetite Control, The Latest On Testosterone & Much More!
01:26:04

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Ben Greenfield shares what's new and improved in the world of health, fitness, nutrition, education and much more...

Including, but not limited to...

-Are eggs good or bad for you? ...

-That old advice about "taking your full course of antibiotics" is OLD, inaccurate advice, folks...

-Is cutting out salt healthy? It kind of depends on the salt you use...

-What is the most fattening food? ...

-EKetones to the rescue for cognition and blood flow to the brain!...

-What's the minimum amount of strength training you can do to stay hella strong?...

-Man we live in a crazy world. I would have paid thousands of dollars for this a decade ago...

-And much more!

Excessively detailed show notes covering everything discussed in today's episode can be found at: bengreenfieldfitness.com/437

Episode sponsors:

-Kion

-JOOVV

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-Organifi Green Juice

Dec 02, 2021
Mind-Altering Drugs, Plant Medicines & Psychedelics In The Old Testament, How Altered States of Consciousness Can Enhance Spiritual Experiences & Much More With Danny Nemu.
01:36:42

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You may have seen me first mention Danny Nemu in my article here on "sobriety", including his writings on cannabis, drunkenness, and the use of entheogens and psychedelics found in the Bible. I even experimented recently with some of the incenses and oils Danny discusses in his lectures - potent blends also featured within the Bible and used by the Levite priests, and the results were relatively astounding. 

Danny is the author of Neuro-ApocalypseScience Revealed, and perhaps most notably, the paper “Getting high with the most high: Entheogens in the Old Testament” and a YouTube video by the same name. He is a fellow who has dug into this topic of entheogens in the Bible quite a bit, similar to Brian Muraresku in his recent book The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name and Michael Pollan in his new book This Is Your Mind On Plants.

Danny is a hypnotherapist, activist and author with an academic background in the history of medicine and 20 years experience with the Daime ayahuasca community including an 8-month cure in the Amazon battling a flesh-eating parasite.

His fundamental interest is how humans break free of their “mind-forged manacles”, and his research focuses on Drugs in the Bible, Revelation and realpolitik in Science, and the connection between Linguistics, Neurobiology and Cognition. He writes for Psypress UK, the Journal of Psychedelic Studies and Lucid News, has given talks at Breaking Convention on Biblical entheogens and neocolonialism in ayahuasca studies, and is a regular guest on podcasts including Rune Soup and Aeon Byte.

His books, Science Revealed and Neuro-Apocalypse, are out on Psypress UK, articles, talks and podcasts are collected on his website, and his inconsistent opinions are to be taken with a pinch of salt on Twitter.

Insanely detailed show notes are to be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/nemu including links to all articles and resources mentioned, videos Danny Nemu has published and much more!

In this episode you'll discover:

-Is Moses' experience at the burning bush an example of an entheogen?...

-How the unique combinations of anointing oil described in the Bible would affect human physiology...

-Precautions prescribed in the Bible for priests entering the Holy of Holies...

-How stigma surrounding drugs in modern culture prevents Christians from having a full understanding of God's creation...

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion

-Organifi Gold Chocolate

-Butcher Box

-CAR.O.L Bikes

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/nemu

Nov 27, 2021
Can You Get Healed By Someone Praying For You & "Laying On Of Hands"? The Story of One Physician's Inspiring Faith and the Healing Power of Prayer, With Dr. Issam Nemeh.
01:19:30

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After a friend recommended that I look into the concept of "miracle healing", which I was admittedly extremely skeptical of, I read the book Miracles Every Day: The Story of One Physician's Inspiring Faith and the Healing Power of Prayer, which is the story of Dr. Issam Nemeh, a Cleveland-based physician and devout Catholic who has prayed over tens of thousands of people from all faiths and all walks of life in the past two decades.

The apparent result of Dr. Nemeh's work? Miracles.

No, I'm serious. I didn't believe it at first, but the stories in the book and the testimonials of legitimate, trustworthy people is mind-blowing. Injuries healed, cancers cured, sight and hearing restored. Yet, as Dr. Nemeh will be the first to point out, “the miracles are just to get our attention.” The healings do not originate from him, but from God. It is this humility and dedication to those in need that have won him the respect and trust of laypeople and religious leaders alike.

The book traces the lives of the doctor and his dedicated wife, Kathy, and brings us the uplifting stories of the many people who have been healed through one man's powerful faith. Miracles Every Day is a compelling reminder of God's individual and unconditional love for each one of us. Along the way you meet the dedicated family members, volunteers, and clergy who support the Nemeh's in their work. They speak of a ministry of hope, of lives changed and saved through not just the power of prayer, but through the awesome Spirit-driven power of love.

After reading it, I was so inspired and intrigued that I just had to see and experience Dr. Nemeh's work for myself. So I hopped on a plane to Cleveland, Ohio, hunted him down, and recorded an intriguing and inspiring audio interview for you with content unlike anything I've ever talked about before.

One CBN article about Dr. Nemeh includes the following:

"When Dr. Nemeh was 15 years old, he had a vision that he would share his gift of faith with thousands, but first he would have to form a solid base for his ministry with a medical practice. Midway through his career, he switched to the practice of Meridian Regulatory Acupuncture (MRA). MRA is different than traditional Chinese acupuncture. It consists of 2 parts: a diagnostic procedure and a treatment procedure. The diagnosis involves measuring the electrical resistance of the body at different points on the skin, known as meridian points. These measurements are graphed and treatment is performed with a small needle temporarily inserted for a few seconds.

Dr. Nemeh says he made the career change because he felt the Lord tell him this new practice would give him one-on-one time to work on people. His practice grew by word of mouth from his patients who told stories of their healings to friends and family. Dr. Nemeh says he only prays with the patients who ask him to and is quick to give the credit to God. “I don’t do the healing,” says Dr. Nemeh. “It’s Jesus. It’s the Holy Spirit.” Many of his patients are oblivious to the fact that Dr. Nemeh is already praying for them. “Prayer is non-stop,” he says...

Six days a week, Dr. Nemeh combines acupuncture and prayer for his patients and his Sundays are spent standing for nine hours in churches and meeting halls without a break at healing services. Tens of thousands of people have experienced physical, emotions and spiritual changes since Dr. Nemeh opened his practice in 1992.

Cancer tumors vanish, vision is restored, and other dramatic healings take place after Dr. Nemeh prays for people. He says these healings and miracles are manifestations or demonstrations of God’s presence. Basically they are proof that God is closer to us than we think and that He walks beside us in everything we do. It is Dr. Nemeh’s desire to see people grow closer to the Lord as a result of their healing."

Fascinated yet? Then tune into this episode for sure.

**Detailed show notes containing links to resources, podcasts and articles mentioned in today's show can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/miracleseveryday

In this episode you'll discover:

-How Issam can recall the moment of his birth in vivid detail...

-The nuts and bolts of tracking healing as it's happening in real-time...

-Does Issam feel God is working through his medical instruments to combine faith healing with modern technology?...

-Issam performs a healing on Ben in real time...

-And much more!

You can purchase Dr. Nemeh's book here

Episode sponsors:

-Kion

-JOOVV

-FUM

-Butcher Box

bengreenfieldfitness.com/miracleseveryday

Nov 25, 2021
The Natural Drug And Alcohol Alternative That May Transform The Future Of Mental Health: Everything You Need To Know About Kava With Cameron George
01:24:28

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Cameron George, my guest on today's podcast, is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of  a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form has been highly prized in South Pacific islands for over 3000 years.

Cameron's formula, known as TRU KAVA, is a new patented form of traditional kava and is currently the only mass user-ready kava product on the market that has these subtle psychedelic effects on the mind. Additionally, absolutely no pesticides or industrial chemicals are used at any step of their process. Each batch of kava root is independent lab tested to ensure that it meets all of the previously mentioned quality and safety standards. All of their products are refined and packaged in ready to use very palatable forms, making them extremely versatile and easy for anyone to use.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Cameron's personal slice of hell suffered at the hands of benzodiazepines (benzos)...

-Why kava kava is not kava in its purest form...

-Concerns about the effects of kava on the liver...

-Positive benefits of kava on the body and mind...

And much more!

Detailed show notes, including links to all books, articles, podcasts and other resources can be found at:

bengreenfieldfitness.com/kavapodcast

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Omega

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Thrive Market

-Butcher Box

bengreenfieldfitness.com/kavapodcast

Nov 20, 2021
How To Tap into the Power of the Planet's Most Nutritious Foods: Sprouts, Shoots, Microgreens & More With Doug Evans.
01:13:25

Two years ago, I discovered sprouts.

During my early COVID quarantine time when we were all first stuck at home stocking up on Twinkies and toilet paper, I powered through the The Sprout Book: Tap into the Power of the Planet's Most Nutritious Food to learn how to use dirt-cheap seeds - readily available anywhere even when grocery stores are sold out of Twinkies and toilet paper - to unlock a host of nutrients in an inexpensive, space-saving environment at home.
 
I used the "Broccoli & Friends" mix  - a potent blend of high-germination broccoli, alfalfa, radish and clover sprouting seeds) and a glass mason jar sprouting method to sprout for 5 days and...holy cow! I was amazed at the life these little powerhouses took on
 
The book teaches you how to easily grow sprouts, microgreens, grasses and much more, the health benefits of sprouts include the ability to improve the digestive process, increase metabolic rate, increase enzymatic activity, prevent anemia, aid in weight loss, regulate cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, prevent neural tube defects, boost skin health, improve vision, support the immune system, and increase usable energy reserves. Plus, sprouting deactivates all the built in plant defense mechanisms. I now use most of these on salads and in smoothies, then salt spice and dehydrate a batch for a crunchy on-the-go snack.

Doug Evans, my guest on today's podcast, is an early pioneer in the natural food industry, and he happened to have written The Sprout Book. In 2002 he co-founded Organic Avenue, one of the first exclusively organic plant-based retail chains in the country. He then created and founded Juicero, the first fresh, farm to glass automatic cold-press juicer, with the mission of bringing more fresh produce to the home.

Doug lives in the Mojave Desert at Wonder Valley Hot Springs. Doug wrote, The Sprout Book in efforts to teach people about the power of sprouts and has written a transformative plan for sprouting. He's revolutionizing gardening and growing your own food right in your kitchen in an affordable and accessible way. His mission in life is to help people learn how to grow and eat the most nutritious food on the planet...sprouts.

Among the mind-blowing nutritional qualities of sprouts:

-they have 20-30 times the nutrients of other vegetables and 100 times those of meat
-they pack cancer-fighting properties and help to protect us from cardiovascular disease and environmental pollutants
-they aid in digestion
-they are a simple way to grow your own vegetables and compatible with all diets

The forty recipes inside his book feature sprouts on top of raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, spices, sea vegetables, and top-quality cold-pressed vegetable oils for the healthiest diet possible.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-How sprouts differ from other plants regarding plant-defense mechanisms...

-The sprouting process explained...

-Logistical questions about sprouting answered...

-The immediate results of Doug's sprouting practice...

-And much more!

Detailed show notes containing links to resources, podcasts and articles mentioned in today's show can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/sproutspodcast

Nov 18, 2021
Homeschooling, Streetfighting, Freedom, Common Vs. Statutory Law & How To Stand Up For Your Rights With Jesse Elder.
01:21:49

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Texas man, fellow homeschooler, a man after my own heart, and today's podcast guest, Jesse Elder is a self-described “Millionaire Mentor", an Improv Philosopher, a former MMA fighter turned entrepreneur, and also the author of "The Upgraded Life”.

Jesse's latest quest has been to tackle our human rights, sovereignty, common law vs. statutory law, and many other elements of freedom that are particularly relevant for the times we are currently living in.

In this episode, you'll hear:

-How Jesse learned the value of true freedom and learning to live with the consequences of one's decisions...

-Statutory vs. common law and how the legal system has become a weapon of the state...

-Fun facts about the IRS and what might happen if you stop filing tax returns...

-Why the judge is NOT the most powerful person in a courtroom...

-And much more...

Detailed notes, including links to all websites, resources and otherwise mentioned in this episode can be accessed at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/elder

Follow Jesse on social media:

Facebook 

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Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein

-JOOVV

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Beekeeper's Naturals

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/elder

Nov 13, 2021
The Next Generation Psychedelic Molecule You've Probably Never Heard Of, Apps For Plant Medicine Journeys, Futuristic Garden-Cities & More With Field Trip Health's Ronan Levy.
01:00:45

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Believing that you should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans, my friend and my guest on today's podcast - Ronan Levy - has built a career out of doing things that others say cannot be done.

Ronan started his career as a securities lawyer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP but left that after realizing he was much too creative for the profession of law. Since then, Ronan has helped launch businesses across a number of industries from gold, to cannabis, and, most recently, in psychedelics where he is a co-founder and the Executive Chairman of Field Trip Health Ltd. (NASDAQ: FTRP), a global leader in the development and delivery of psychedelic therapies. When not being thoroughly incorrigible, Ronan lives in Toronto with his wife and two children. He's also the host of the podcast "FieldTripping", on which I've been a guest in this episode.

Field Trip Health, Inc., is the world's first mental wellness company focused on psychedelics and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, which at the time was opening the first medical centers—first in Toronto, then in Chicago, New York, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta, Stamford and LA—dedicated exclusively to the administration of psychedelics, in a “spa-like” setting.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Various ways Field Trip Health provides therapy and psychedelic journeys...

-Psychedelics beside ketamine we may see legalized in the near future...

-The history of Field Trip Health's psilocybin mimicking drug...

-Cost considerations for psychedelic journeys now and in the future...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos

-Organifi Red Juice

-Clearlight Saunas

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

Nov 11, 2021
Why Kids Need Goats & Snakes, Top Writing Secrets Of A Famous Author, How To Read More Books, 33 Ways To Be Insanely Productive & Much More With Ryan Holiday.
01:27:41

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Ryan Holiday is a deep and profound modern day philosopher, a friend of mine and one of my favorite authors.

He is the bestselling author of the new book Courage Is Calling, along with Trust Me, I’m Lying; The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition, including my one of my personal favorite books of all time: Stillness Is The Key.

His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company.

Ryan owns and operates the independent bookstore Painted Porch Bookshop in Bastrop, Texas. He is married and has two sons. He lives on a 40-acre ranch in Bastrop County, Texas.

Here's what you'll hear in today's episode with Ryan Holiday:

-How an in-person bookstore has helped Ryan reconnect with family, health and more...

-Some of Ben and Ryan's daily rituals and routines...

-Ryan's writing process..

-About Ryan's upcoming series of virtue-themed books...

Detailed show notes, including links to all books, articles and products mentioned in this episode can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/holiday

Episode sponsors:

-Vuori

-Kion

-JOOVV

-Levels Health

bengreenfieldfitness.com/holiday

Nov 06, 2021
Everything You Need To Know About Protein Powders, Amino Acids, Animal Vs. Plant Protein, How Much Protein You Need & Much, Much More With Kion's Angelo Keely.
01:28:09

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It's protein time, baby.

Get strapped in to have all your burning questions about protein answered...

...including:

-How much protein you really need...

-The difference between all the different kinds of protein powder out there...

-Whey concentrate vs. hydrolysate vs. isolate...

-How to choose the right protein for your needs...

-Animal vs. plant protein...

-The fascinating history of whey protein...

-And much more!

In this podcast episode, I interview Angelo Keely, Cofounder and CEO of Kion, a dietary supplement and functional food company where he oversees all business activities. 

Angelo is the co-founder and CEO of Kion, an active lifestyle, supplement and functional food company dedicated to helping people fully experience a joyful, active life by providing pure, energy-enhancing solutions.

In our discussion, you'll learn:

-How Angelo has become a world-renowned expert on protein...

-Overview of the different types of amino acids...

-The appropriate amount of protein and aminos to intake...

-The long history of whey protein...

-And much more...

Detailed show notes, including links to all articles and products mentioned, can be found at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/proteinpodcast

Episode sponsors:

-Kion

-Organifi Green Juice

-Water and Wellness

-Four Sigmatic

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/proteinpodcast

Nov 04, 2021
Blue Zones, Physical, Emotional, & Mental Presence, Bodily & Spiritual Fitness, Light Discipline, Changing Habits & More With Jay Shetty.
01:21:23

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I experience what many people would covet as an amazing life.

But I've got news for you. I'm not happy.

After 20 years realize my own mistake of beating up the body, expecting it to bounce back, and thinking that was true fitness.

None of this is fulfilling.

My friend Jay Shetty is a highly influential content producer. One of the top podcasts in the world. Learn with over 2 Million Students worldwide that have taken one of Jay’s free online courses on success, habits and purpose. Jay Shetty’s Genius is your life-long partner in well-being. Enjoy exclusive video workshops and meditations, recorded live each week

I was down in LA and had a chance to swing by his place, we had a fantastic chat. We talked about physical, emotional, and mental presence, fitness, sleep, water, the inability to disentangle bodily and spiritual fitness, and more.

Last time I hung out with Jay Shetty we were eating amazing five-star Sardinian food at MindValley University. I met Jay and Vishen Lakhiani introduced us, it was three years ago and finally, on the other side of the world we get together. Sardinia is known as a longevity hotspot.  (Next trip to Italy will be with my twin boys.)

Jay says he owes everything to the lessons he learned as a monk, whether it's finding your purpose, managing negativity, building real confidence, or overcoming your fears.

In this discussion with Jay Shetty, you'll discover:

-Jay Shetty and Ben catch up on time shared together, Blue Zones, and more..

-Sleep hygiene, light discipline, and mindfulness of circadian rhythms...

-That time in the distant past that Ben didn't feel Boundless...

-Where we go wrong when it comes to changing habits...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion

-Organifi Gold Chocolate

-Butcher Box

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

bengreenfieldfitness.com/shetty

Oct 30, 2021
Muscle Gain, Fat Loss, Stem Cells In the D*ck, Microdosing Plant Medicines, Splenda, Amino Acids, Content Creation, Adult Slurpees & More With Filmmaker & Content Creator Darren Doane.
01:19:32

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Darren Doane is a filmmaker, actor, and music video director who has produced and edited projects for a client list that includes Toyota, Hurley/Nike, Saatchi & Saatchi, Atlantic Records, JBL and Universal Records. He started his early music video work with Ken Daurio and directed several early Blink-182 music videos, as well as two live action short film adaptations of the Malibu Comics superheroes Hardcase (a six-minute music video style promo starring British kickboxer Gary Daniels) and Firearm (a 35-minute-long movie which served as a prequel to the actual comic, and came as a VHS packaged alongside specially ordered copies of the comic's #0). In fact, in Hardcase #1 there's a single panel in-joke referencing a "D. Doane" as being the director of "Hardcase: The Movie."

Darren is also a new friend of mine, and we've not only been hanging out and recording a few quite epic videos that I have a hunch you'll enjoy (think cooking and food porn on steroids!), but on a recent foray of mine to my old haunting grounds in Moscow, Idaho, we also sat down at the ungodly hour of 7am at his home recording studio inside a giant shipping container recorded a bit of a "random show" episode for you. This wild free-for-all discussion includes stem cells in the d*ck, microdosing plant medicines, Splenda, amino acids, Levitical priests, weight loss, content creation and adult slurpees from Starbucks. Buckle in for this one!

Here's a small taste of what you'll hear in this episode.

(Remember, extensive show notes for this and each episode of the show can be found on the Ben Greenfield Fitness website...)

-Ben and Darren talk about childhood, healthy development into adulthood...

-How Ben manages success without being an a-hole...

-How to do gimmicky-looking things without giving it excessive hype...

-Why that caramelized, high-sugar, foo-foo coffee drink is basically an adult Slurpee...

And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Butcher Box

-CAR.O.L

bengreenfieldfitness.com/doane

Oct 28, 2021
The Official Greenfield Family Q&A Podcast: Parenting, Cooking, Traditions, Legacy-Building, Family Game Nights & More!
01:27:00

In this special family Q&A podcast, Ben Greenfield sits down with his wife Jessa and 13-year-old twin sons River and Terran of GoGreenfields.com to answer all your burning questions about parenting, cooking, traditions, legacy-building, family game nights, and much, much more!

Here are a few questions from our audience that we tackle in today's podcast:

-A quick and dirty summary of the Greenfield family history...

-What are our key rituals/routines/comings/goings?...

-How Jessa finds joy/meaning/purpose in being a wife and mother...

-How do we approach screen time/TV/social media?...

-Why does our family seem to be so happy and joyful?...

-And much more!

-Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos

-Organifi Gold

-Magic Spoon

-FUM

Oct 23, 2021
Time Traveling To Heal Trauma, Hyper-Customization Of Diet & Supplements, Past Life vs. Epigenetics & Much More With Teri Cochrane.
01:35:46

If you've been following me for any period of time, then you probably have heard me mention the fascinating Dr. Teri Cochrane.

Teri is an integrative practitioner and thought leader in personalized health care, and her one-on-one work in so-called "energy medicine" has been so highly recommended to me by so many in the health industry who I know and trust, that I just had to have her out to my home in Spokane to experience what she does one-on-one. Teri specializes in complex health conditions in her private clinical practice.

She has also developed her own methodology that integrates a multi-level nutritional approach—including biochemistry, nutrition, genetic tendencies, herbology, and counseling—to develop what she calls a "bio-individualized plan" for her clients.

But Teri's work goes far, far beyond mere nutritional programming, and in this podcast we take a deep dive into some pretty crazy modalities and concepts that I think are going to blow your mind.

For an immersive dive into everything Teri and I talk about, check out the extensive show notes my team and I have put together for this interview!

bengreenfieldfitness.com/teri

In this episode, you'll hear:

-How Teri became immersed in the fields of energy and intuition...

-How to pierce the veil of time and tap into the universal fruit of wisdom...

-How Teri is different from the garden variety fortune teller at the county fair...

-Teri's process for bringing healing after discerning blockers to a person's healing...

And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos

-Butcher Box

-Four Sigmatic

-Butcher Box

bengreenfieldfitness.com/teri

Oct 21, 2021
Muscle Building Myths Busted: What Works & What Doesn't For Lifelong Muscle, What Fitness Trends Actually Work, Desert Island Workout Routines & More With MindPump's Sal Di Stefano.
01:20:41

For comprehensive show notes, including links to all books, articles, gadgets, gizmos, and biohacking products mentioned in today's episode, visit: BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sal

My buddy and my guest on today's podcast - Sal Di Stefano - has a long history of podcasting together with me, including episodes such as:

Anyhow, Sal just wrote a book, entitled The Resistance Training Revolution: The No-Cardio Way to Burn Fat and Age-Proof Your Body―in Only 60 Minutes a Week. This new book promises to help you burn fat, build lean, sexy muscles, lose inches, and feel healthier, more energetic, and youthful than you ever have in your life…with a revolutionary new approach to resistance training.

In the book, Sal breaks down fitness misconceptions, shares his decades of industry knowledge, and brings you a comprehensive, accessible guidebook that will give you the body you’ve always wanted—in as little as 60 minutes a week.

Sal is a personal trainer and co-founder of Mind Pump Media and co-host of Mind Pump, an online radio show/podcast that is dedicated to providing truthful fitness and health information. He is also the designer of the Muscular Adaptation Programming System (MAPS Fitness Products). Sal is dedicated to prioritizing health over appearance, and he aims to shift the direction of the fitness industry from aesthetic- and insecurity-based to one based in self-love and self-care.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-How motives for pursuing fitness make all the difference in its efficacy...18:30

-The essential equipment for a one-year muscle-building regimen...45:50

-The most ridiculous, asinine and downright silly fitness trends today...1:12:55

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein

-Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice

-Levels Health

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sal

Oct 16, 2021
An Herbal, Plant-Medicine Based Approach To Managing COVID Vaccination Risks, New & Emerging Vaccines (NovaVaxx, Covaxin & Vaxxinity), Bias Against Herbal Medicine & More With Donnie Yance
01:31:41

For comprehensive show notes, including links to everything Donnie Yance and I discuss on today's episode, visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnie

My guest on today's podcast, Donald (“Donnie”) Yance, is an internationally known master herbalist and nutritionist. He received his herbal training through Sequoia College and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. He was trained as a clinical nutritionist through the National Institute of Nutritional Education and holds certification through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. He is also professed as a Secular Franciscan (SFO), which equips him with the breadth and wisdom to touch on the spiritual aspects of healing.

Donnie is the founder and formulator of Natura Health Products, for which he created a unique line of therapeutic-grade botanical and nutritional supplements. The current Natura portfolio consists of over forty formulations derived from botanical and nutritional agents acquired from around the world. These products have made a significant contribution to his tangible success in improving the health of his patients, specifically by providing therapeutic amounts of key ingredients that would otherwise be unattainable anywhere in the world.

Here are a few of the more salient points you'll hear in today's episode:

-The story behind Mederi Medicine...12:20

-The importance of spiritual health when it comes to one's overall wellbeing...19:30

-Donnie's concerns about current Covid vaccines...39:35

-Why we shouldn't be quick to ignore ancient healing knowledge when it comes to viruses...1:03:30

-And much more...

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein

-CAR.O.L

-Organifi Red Juice

-Paleo Valley Organ Complex

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnie

Oct 14, 2021
Why Wild-Caught Fish Isn't Necessarily Better, The Truth About Farmed Fish, How To Get Guilt-Free, Gourmet Seafood, Delicious DIY Sushi & Sashimi Recipes & Much More!
01:11:46

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/seatopiapodcast

A few times in the past month, I've mentioned that I've been destroying sushi restaurants for myself, forever.

OK, maybe a bit of an overexaggeration, but, basically, me and my family have been making my own amazing, mouthwatering, super-clean sushi and sashimi in my own kitchen now, thanks to a new service I discovered called "SEATOPIA".

Over the last 8 years, the owner, and my guest on today's show - James Arthur Smith - has been personally visiting aquaculture farms, eating the feed the fish eat, swimming in, under and around the grow out pens, and lab testing the harvested products to quantity claims. Through SEATOPIA, James is endeavoring to revolutionize the seafood supply chain and empower health conscious consumers to directly support artisan farms, helping to foster regenerative seafood practices. He thinks that despite the information shared in documentaries like SEASPIRACY, there are a handful of success stories of sustainable fisheries and innovative aquaculture projects regenerating the oceans while producing some of the healthiest protein on the planet.

For the last 8 years James Arthur has been connecting boutique aquaculture projects from around the world with award-winning farm-to-table restaurants. Through these relationships James Arthur developed one of the most trusted wholesale seafood distribution businesses in Southern California catering to world renowned Farm-To-Table restaurants and Michellin Star Chefs. When Covid-19 closed restaurants, James Arthur switched his energy to developing a 100% plastic & styrofoam free home delivery box for truly sustainable seafood. Today, SEATOPIA is revolutionizing the seafood supply chain by connecting home cooks with sushi-grade products directly from the world's best farms and has garnered a cult-like following from health conscious foodies and environmentalists nationwide.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Seatopia is the pescatarian version of Butcher Box...

-Sustainable vs. conventional fish farming practices...

-James' thoughts on the Seaspiracy documentary...

-Food porn: Ben and James rave about Seatopia products...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein

-JOOVV

-Vuori

-Water and Wellness

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/seatopiapodcast

Oct 09, 2021
Q&A 436: The Worst Food For Cancer Risk, Are Eggs Good Or Bad For You, The Sport That Makes You Live Longest, What Is The Healthiest Chocolate & Much More!
01:18:44

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/436

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

-When it comes to cancer risk, guess what the very WORST thing is from a dietary standpoint? Clue here...06:05
 
-Guess which sport is most correlated with longevity? Answer here...13:30
 
-Blood flow restriction WITH aerobic exercise allows for decent training of VO2max but at LOWER intensities. Pretty cool...17:45
 
-Are eggs good or bad for you? The experts weigh in (and I agree with the consensus/summary)...23:50
 
-Someday I don't think folks will chuckle so much or find it ridiculous when I talk about suppositories for sleep or cleansing coffee enemas...the latest "butt" research...31:10

Special Announcements...

-The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”!  Order yours today here!

Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more!

Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research.

Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Protein

-Thrive Market

-Organifi Gold Pumpkin Spice

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/436

Oct 07, 2021
Ben Greenfield's Indispensable Daily Habits, Favorite Books, Top Quotes, Best Biohacking Tips & Much, Much More!
01:26:54

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/magazineinterview

Recently, I agreed to do an interview for a magazine called Biohackers Update, and they sent over questions in advance.

Now, they were pretty intriguing and adventurous questions.

So interesting, in fact, were the questions, that I decided to turn the entire interview into a podcast for you...and I think you'll enjoy it quite a bit.

Biohackers Update is committed to bringing readers all of the important updates from the world biohacking community while sharing positive tips, tricks, and trends for self-improvement. With a focus on scientific studies, statistics, and data science, the content in Biohackers Update is based on methodical approaches and validated information (which you know I appreciate).

Because I really enjoyed answering the questions for this interview, I thought it would be kind of nice to share a collection of my replies in long-form audio, or what I affectionally call a "solosode." The questions spanned topics from advice for a pandemic-stricken world, to my updated daily routine, to my favorite quotes and book. We also talk about what is most probably most top-of-mind for me right now, which is the rebranding of Ben Greenfield Fitness into Ben Greenfield Life, the mission of Ben Greenfield Life, and how this shift aligns with my own ultimate purpose.

So, a big thanks to Biohackers Update for the inspiration for this episode, and feel free to knock yourself out with comprehensive show notes below.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Ben's ultimate mission in life...07:20

-Ben's approach to healing, and how it differs from a conventional approach...28:15

-Ben's favorite books...42:10

-What advice do you have for the pandemic-stricken world?...1:06:03

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Pre-Ground Dark Coffee

-JOOVV

-Clearlight Saunas

-Four Sigmatic

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/magazineinterview

Oct 02, 2021
Two Female Biohackers Reveal Their Top Tips For Enhancing The Feel-Good Effects Of Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins & More!
01:11:03

My guests on today's podcast—Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps—are two female entrepreneurs who came together to change the spa industry with revolutionary infrared light technology. Their company HigherDOSE is a new kind of spa that uses the power of light therapy to improve your health and mood. HigherDOSE goes a step beyond traditional self-care with offerings designed to transform your body, mind, and inner alchemy. By merging the beauty and wellness industry with powerful biohacking technologies, they have broken through to supercharge at-home wellness. Their products (which include an Infrared Sauna Blanket and PEMF Mat) are designed to naturally stoke a healthy DOSE of your brain’s feel-good chemicals (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins).

Lauren Berlingeri began as a renowned nutritionist, health coach, and host of the popular viral series Woman vs. Workout when she discovered the power of infrared saunas to help boost mood and recover from her intense exercise challenges.

Katie Kaps met Lauren while at a detox center in NYC. Katie is a former investment banker at Merrill Lynch and International Employee of the Year at Tough Mudder. She had just started pursuing her passion for consulting for health and wellness companies when she met Lauren. When she heard about Lauren's plan to bring a natural high to people through infrared sauna technology, she was hooked.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-History of the HigherDOSE name...

-The most common uses of a sauna blanket...

-How crystals impact the efficacy of the Higher Dose PEMF mat...

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-The benefits of dry skin brushing while in the sauna...

-Differences in the biohacking field for women and men...

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Coffee

-Organifi Gold

-Butcher Box

-FUM

Sep 30, 2021
Part 2 With Tom Digan: Ben Greenfield's Favorite Biohacks, How Important Are Calories & Nutrition, Microwaved Burritos Vs. Grass-Fed Meat, Cool New Fitness Technologies & Much More.
01:18:05

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ladderpodcast2

Today, during Part 2 of my podcast with Tom, we talk more about in-home fitness, nutrition, and fitness trends and cautions.

There are plenty of workout and fitness apps out there, but there's a reason that I recently partnered with Tom's company "Ladder" for the launch of my new training program Boundless, which is unlike any training experience I’ve ever created. Boundless on the Ladder app is a fully structured training program delivered to you fresh each and every week, utilizing my Minimum Dose Methodology, which maximizes cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina in the minimum amount of time, to help you burn fat, gain muscle, and get in the best shape of your life. Each week you’ll have 5 workout days, one active recovery and mobility day, and on Sundays, you’ll even get a special biohacking tip from me, all inside of the Ladder app. Every workout has guided movement videos and coaching queues as well, so you can master each movement and stay motivated.

You can download Ladder now in the iOS App Store. When you get it, you are not only are you getting an amazing workout program delivered conveniently to your phone, you’re also getting the benefit of real accountability and community. The Ladder app makes it super easy to not only chat with the other members of Team Boundless, but also send me one-on-one messages to ask me training questions, get nutrition tips, and keep me updated on your progress. This type of personalized fitness consultation and coaching with me usually costs thousands of dollars, but you can get full access to me and my training programs for only $60 a month by subscribing to Ladder.

So you’re tired of planning your workouts, want to finally achieve an incredible physique or you need the accountability of a community to get in shape, Team Boundless on the Ladder app is for you. Download Ladder in the iOS App Store now, join Team Boundless, and try your first week of workouts for free by clicking here.

So who is Tom?

Tom Digan is the Co-Founder & President of Ladder, a fitness technology company based in Austin, TX. Prior to joining Ladder full-time Tom spent over a decade working in the hedge fund industry as a Partner at a $1B+ AUM investment firm located in New York. Tom holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and was a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree

About Ladder Teams

Ladder Teams is a social fitness experience for people who are passionate about fitness and need help planning and maintaining a progressive training program. With Ladder Teams, avid fitness-seekers can access a complete strength training program on their phone, learn from an expert coach, and engage with a community who share a passion for fitness.

During my discussion with Tom, you'll discover:

-Beware of the influx of instant fitness experts in the age of Instagram...

-How important is nutrition to reach one's fitness goals...

-Fitness trends and biohacks Ben is excited about right now...

-Ben's thoughts on tech-driven fitness...

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos

Ladder App

-Organifi Green Juice

-Levels Health

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

-The Boundless Cookbook

 

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ladderpodcast2

Sep 25, 2021
Part 1 With Tom Digan: The Biggest Fitness Mistakes, The Perfect Exercise Plan For Healthspan & Lifespan, How Ben Greenfield Exercises (& His Workout Philosophy), Ben's New Workout App & Much More.
01:17:38

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ladderpodcast

There are plenty of workout and fitness apps out there, but there's a reason that I recently partnered with Tom's company "Ladder" for the launch of my new training program Boundless, which is unlike any training experience I’ve ever created.

Boundless on the Ladder app is a fully structured training program delivered to you fresh each and every week, utilizing my Minimum Dose Methodology, which maximizes cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina in the minimum amount of time, to help you burn fat, gain muscle, and get in the best shape of your life. Each week you’ll have 5 workout days, one active recovery and mobility day, and on Sundays, you’ll even get a special biohacking tip from me, all inside of the Ladder app.

Every workout has guided movement videos and coaching queues as well, so you can master each movement and stay motivated.

You can download Ladder now in the iOS App Store.

When you get it, you are not only getting an amazing workout program delivered conveniently to your phone, you’re also getting the benefit of real accountability and community.

The Ladder app makes it super easy to not only chat with the other members of Team Boundless, but also send me one-on-one messages to ask me training questions, get nutrition tips, and keep me updated on your progress.

This type of personalized fitness consultation and coaching with me usually costs thousands of dollars, but you can get full access to me and my training programs for only $60 a month by subscribing to Ladder.

**This app you're listening on gives only a small taste of the full immersive podcast experience on the Ben Greenfield Fitness website. 

Just go to https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/digan and you're off to the races.

Here's a little taste of what you'll hear on today's episode:

-The nuts and bolts of the Ladder app...

-How to feel good, look good, and live forever...

-How to program your own workout...

-And much more!

Upcoming events:

-Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021).

-Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt.

-Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos

-Paleo Valley Organ Complex

-FUM

-Butcher Box

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ladderpodcast

Sep 23, 2021
Q&A 435: 5 Death-Defying Supplements, What Foods Kill You Fastest, The Best Pre-Workout Mix, Carb Cravings After Cold Thermogenesis & Much More!
01:17:56

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/435

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

Upcoming Events:

Special Announcements...

-The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”!  Order yours today here!

Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more!

Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research.

Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support!


Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos: Building blocks for muscle recovery, reduced cravings, better cognition, immunity, and more.

-Organifi Glow: A plant-based beverage that helps support the body’s natural ability to produce collagen, smooth fine lines, and wrinkles, and protect the skin from sun exposure and toxins. Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code BENG20.

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks: 100% grass-fed AND grass-finished. Keto friendly and higher levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Receive a 15% discount off your order when you go to paleovalley.com/ben

-Thrive Market: Organic brands you love, for less. Your favorite organic food and products. Fast and free shipping to your doorstep. Receive a gift card worth up to $20 when you begin a new membership.


Listener Q&A :

Q: Can NAD Be Used For Psychiatric Conditions Such As ADD Or ADHD?...46:45

Q: What About Some Of The Sleep Aids Affecting The Brain?...50:15 

Q: Why Do I Crave Food After Taking A Cold Shower?...56:35

Q: Why Do I Feel So Sluggish Every Morning?...1:03:45

Join the discussion at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/435

Sep 18, 2021
Is Ben Greenfield Going To Get Vaccinated, Which Vaccine Is The Safest, The Future Of Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine Therapies & More With Dr. Matthew Cook
01:31:01

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cook

He's back...

...one of my most popular podcast guests of all time.

I recently flew down to Dr. Matthew Cook's office in San Jose, at a location called BioReset™️ Medical, for a cutting-edge knee repair protocol, similar to the type of new knee and cartilage fixing science you can read about here.

Of course, we just had to get on the mics to record a podcast for you, and in addition to talking all things cutting-edge joint therapy, peptides, and regenerative medicine, we also delved into what I consider to be one of the most important discussions I've ever had on my show—particularly related to worldwide health, Covid, vaccinations, long-haul Covid syndrome, and perhaps the most important consideration of all: whether or not I personally plan to get vaccinated (I think you'll be quite surprised at the ultimate outcome of the discussion, which begins about the 38:00 mark).

He is President and Founder of BioReset™️ Medical and Medical Advisor of BioReset Network. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with over 20 years of experience in practicing medicine, focusing the last 14 years on functional and regenerative medicine. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and has completed a fellowship in functional medicine.

Dr. Matthew Cook’s early career as an anesthesiologist and medical director of an outpatient surgery center that specialized in sports medicine and orthopedic procedures provided invaluable training in the skills that are needed to become a leader in the emerging field of regenerative medicine.

His practice, BioReset™️ Medical, provides treatments for conditions ranging from pain and complex illness to anti-aging and wellness. He treats some of the most challenging to diagnose and difficult to live with ailments that people suffer from today, including Lyme disease, chronic pain, PTSD, and mycotoxin illness. Dr. Cook’s approach is to use the most non-invasive, natural, and integrative treatments possible.

In this discussion with Dr. Matthew Cook, you'll discover:

-The circumstances that brought Ben to Matt's office most recently...09:20

-Why Ben's knee got worse and not better with all the treatment it received...16:50

-A new protocol that allows joint healing without invasive surgery...21:00

-Dr. Matthew Cook and his take on Covid and vaccines...38:05

-Concerns with toxins and microplastics in the vaccines...45:00

-Dr. Matthew Cook and his thoughts on alternative, non-vaccine treatments for Covid and the vaccine...49:45

-How effective are peptides at preventing or treating Covid...56:40

-What are the best vaccination options available?...1:00:45

-Should someone who has had Covid be a pariah in society if they aren't vaccinated?...1:12:15

-Ben's thoughts on vaccines after this discussion with Dr. Matthew Cook...1:15:25

-Will Ben Greenfield get the Covid vaccine, or will he not?...1:19:40

-And much more!


Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos: Building blocks for muscle recovery, reduced cravings, better cognition, immunity, and more.

-JOOVV: After using the Joovv for close to 2 years, it's the only light therapy device I'd ever recommend. Give it a try: you won't be disappointed. For a limited time, Joovv wants to hook you up with an exclusive discount on your first order. Just apply code BEN to your qualifying order.

-Butcher Box: Delivers healthy 100% grass-fed and finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door on a monthly basis. All their products are humanely raised and NEVER given antibiotics or hormones.

-Organifi Green Juice: Now you can get all your healthy superfoods in one glass...with No Shopping, No Blending, No Juicing, and No Cleanup. Get a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code BENG20.

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cook

Sep 16, 2021
How To Reboot Your Nervous System & Train Broken Muscles How To Work The Right Way Again With Shawn Sherman.
01:27:52

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/square1

Someone reached out to me and told me about his work and how he can do sort of a reboot of the nervous system. I flew him out to my house and he worked his magic on me for a couple of hours with a form of therapy unlike anything I ever talked about before on a podcast.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What is the "Square 1" system?...05:30

-Pre-treatment checks on Ben the patient...12:30

-How basic, seemingly simple patterns can cause problems...31:27

-Customizing triggers for an individual...44:06

-What is going on during corrective exercise to fix the movement...59:20

-Test after using a functional activity equipment (bow)...1:15:02

-How to identify activities that produce pain...1:17:14

-And much more...

Resources mentioned in this episode:

- Shawn Sherman:

- Adam McDowell @movingmuscle - Podcasts:

- Other Resources:

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Dark Roast Coffee

-Organifi Red Juice

-Beekeeper's Naturals

-Paleo Valley Organ Complex

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/square1

Sep 11, 2021
How An Olympic Champion Overcame Near Death, Healed His Gut & Shoulder & Changed The Nutritional World Forever With "Seed Oils": An Interview With Andreas Wecker
01:09:36

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/seedoils

Andreas Wecker, my guest on today's podcast, is a former German gymnast who had a long and successful career. He was European, World and Olympic champion. His greatest achievement was the gold medal on high bar at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, he beat gymnasts of such quality as Vitaly Scherbo and Alexei Nemov. In 1989 Wecker was named the last East German Sportsman of the Year. He competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo.

Wecker qualified for the German team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Just days before his events, he suffered a serious shoulder injury where he tore a bicep muscle in his shoulder, ending his career. Injured and processing the revelation that his career was on indefinite hold, Andreas followed a rigid six-week recovery plan before pushing ahead to tour as a professional gymnastics exhibitionist. Like many other athletes, he found himself dependent on a combination of painkillers, aspirin, and coffee to cope with the lingering pain and get him through practices and performances.

In what has become an all-too-familiar story of drug dependence, Andreas’ dependence on painkillers went on for 14 years—until he finally stepped away from his athletic pursuits in 2004. When he tried to stop taking the pills, he noted an immediate, rapid deterioration in his health and well-being. Over a six-week period in 2006, Andreas lost 45 pounds and 80 percent of his blood supply.

Soon admitted to the hospital, doctors diagnosed Andreas with Crohn’s Disease (CD). In the following weeks, he received eight blood transfusions and immediately began a treatment plan, with hopes of reversing his body’s decline.

After nearly two months in the hospital, Andreas realized that the 33 pills he was taking every single day were not improving his condition. Defeated, he acknowledged that the pills only temporarily alleviated some of the most severe symptoms.

Despite struggling with feelings of defeat, Andreas knew this could not be the only cure. The treatment plan was causing his body to rapidly change and progressively weaken. Without some sort of miracle, the next step would be major surgery to remove large portions of his digestive tract.

As Andreas saw it, he had three options:

-Die from Crohn’s Disease
-Die from the medications
-Find another option entirely

He confided in a friend whose family member was also suffering from Crohn’s, and this friend mentioned an alternative that involved using fresh-pressed flaxseed oil.

Intrigued and desperate, Andreas decided to try it. He began supplementing his prescribed medications with fresh-pressed flaxseed oil.

Within a short period of time, he was surprised to find the pain and inflammation notably relieved. He decided to take a chance.

At the age of 36, Andreas made the brave choice to check himself out of the hospital and do something drastic to change his life. Armed with flax seeds, coriander, and five seed blend, Andreas began taking this combination of supplements daily. Over the next weeks, as he reduced the number of pharmaceutical pills he took every day and continued taking the flaxseed oils, the side effects from the medications wore off. After three months of supplementing, he stopped taking the prescribed medications for Crohn’s Disease entirely.

Changes to his diet, combined with the fresh-pressed flaxseed oil, changed Andreas’ approach to managing his health problems. The improvements in his condition testified to the flaxseed oil’s successful repair work on his body.

Today, Wecker is the chairman and founder of Andreas Seed Oils, headquartered in Bend, Oregon and distributed through his office in Germany.

Andreas Seed Oils has now been pressing the world’s purest oils for over 11 years.

Through his proprietary German Cold-Press technology, these oils are pressed at ultra-low temperatures to eliminate oxidation and maintain its molecular integrity. This technology is so delicate yet powerful that each seed’s nutritional molecules remain undamaged and intact, resulting in the purest and most effective oils instantly absorbed by the body.

Andreas Seed Oils are entirely free of any metals, solvents, pesticides, or preservatives.

In today's podcast, we take a deep dive into Andreas's oils, how they are different, how to use them, the difference between seed oils and vegetable oils and much more!

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Andreas was "slowly dying" due to a mysterious CO2 leak in his home...05:40

-How a gymnastics injury led Andreas onto the path of consuming seed oils...08:20

-Problems with the seed expeller at your local Whole Foods...14:30

-How a mechanic (not an engineer) literally changed Andreas' health for the better forever...19:45

-Healing properties of Andreas' flax seed oil on the gut...25:05

-Why Andreas' products are not labeled "certified organic"...36:05

-Benefits of cooking with seed oils...42:00

-The research behind Andreas' oils...46:37

-What's coming down the pike seed oil wise...50:36

-The best oils to begin with if you're unfamiliar with oils...53:10

-And much more...

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Flex

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Water and Wellness

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/seedoils

Sep 09, 2021
Q&A 434: The Hidden Anti-Aging Molecule In Your Gut, A New Longevity "Drug", Exercise Vs. Diet For Fat Loss, Ben's Pre-Workout Mix & Much More!
56:39

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/434

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

Upcoming Events:

Special Announcements...

-The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”!  Order yours today here!

Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more!

Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research.

Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support!


Episode sponsors:

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Instagram Q&A with Ben Greenfield while strolling through sun-soaked Spokane, WA:

Q: How do you know if your hunger is a craving or an actual need for food?...30:05

Q: What would you tell Joe Rogan about recovering from Covid?...33:50

Q: Hey Ben, where did you go to college, and what did you study?...37:15

Q: Post-concussion syndrome tips...43:15

Q: How Ben Greenfield takes care of his hair...46:40

Q: Wired or wireless earphones?...49:45

Q: Does Ben Greenfield like to run?...51:05

Sep 04, 2021
The Giant Cold Thermogenesis Episode: Everything You Need To Know About Ice Baths, Cold Therapy, How Cold, How Long & Much More With Morozko Forge Cold Bath Experts!
01:24:45

Shure MV88

Sep 02, 2021
The Confusing Gut Killer That Fogs Your Brain, Strips Your Body Of Nutrients & Strips The Fun Out Of Food: Everything You Need To Know About Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
01:08:41

bengreenfieldfitness.com/ibdpodcast

While recently in Los Angeles at the Ancestral Health Symposium, I had the pleasure of a long, sunshine walk with several of the speakers and presenters. Perhaps you already heard my chat that I recorded with Chris Kelly as part of that trip. 

But I also met a couple of new friends who are real ninjas when it comes to something called "IBD" (inflammatory bowel disease).

On my left side during the walk was Andrew Kornfeld (andrew@ibd.coach), who holds degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and is an award-winning educator, organizer, and published author. Andrew has Crohn’s disease, and over the course of a decade and a half has developed a tailored and evidence-based protocol that allowed him to achieve robust, lasting clinical remission from his IBD. Andrew founded IBDCoach so others with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis could benefit from the strategic lessons and research he has conducted in his personal pursuit of health.

And on my right side was Amy Loftus (amy@ibd.coach), who holds a B.A. in Biological Anthropology and an M.A. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley, and works alongside Andrew to run the operations and educational arm of IBDCoach. Amy combines her decade of K-12 classroom teaching experience, her work as a software engineer at a Silicon Valley health tech startup, and her years as an IBD spouse to empower IBDCoach members and their families with the resources they need to achieve their remission goals.

Founded in 2019, IBDCoach is the brainchild of Andrew and Amy, who are on a mission to change healthcare by tackling inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in a capacity never attempted before. In their program, members work to achieve long-lasting remission through immersive science education, community support, and a unique form of health coaching that emphasizes strategic, patient-driven, and patient-empowered actions.

IBDCoach is the first program of its kind to provide comprehensive scientific information in one accessible location as an essential adjunct to standard medical care. Initial results from dozens of clients are highly positive including amelioration in symptoms and disease activity, reduced inflammatory markers, lifelong friendships formed, and lives changed for the better. The founders of IBDCoach, Andrew Kornfeld and Amy Loftus, have both personal and professional experience with inflammatory bowel diseases.

If you or someone you know is struggling with inflammatory bowel disease, you can check out Andrew and Amy’s work at ibd.coach.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Andrew and Amy's experiences with IBD...07:00

-Predisposing factors that may make someone susceptible to IBD...13:30

-How IBD causes drastic consequences to health and the body...17:40

-The best test to determine if you have or potentially have IBD...20:55

-3-step model to treat IBD:

-Step 1: Reduce inflammation...26:11

-Step 2: Nourish the microbiome...33:10

-Step 3: Repair the barrier...39:24

-How neuroplasticity affects causes and treatments for IBD...45:10

-How the IBD coach program works...48:36

-Biggest mistakes people make when diagnosing or treating IBD...50:00

-The best diet when you have IBD...52:07

-Using HRV tracking to consume food wisely...59:36

-The epidemic in America that misses the front page news...1:03:15

-And much more!...

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Aug 28, 2021
Loneliness, Community-Building, Introversion, Church, Monogamy & More With Chris Kelly Of Nourish Balance Thrive.
01:43:11

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While recently in Los Angeles at the Ancestral Health Symposium, I had the pleasure of a long, sunshine walk with my friend Chris Kelly. We brought a microphone along and recorded a fantastic chat for you with topics including...

  • The growing epidemic of loneliness and how building a community can protect you biologically.
  • How introversion can be steered towards a great deal of social good.
  • My formula for the best dinner party guest list.
  • The rewards of systematic service to others.
  • And much more...

So who is Chris Kelly? Chris Kelly is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, a graduate of the Kalish Institute, and the founder of Nourish Balance Thrive. As a competitive cyclist, Chris trained hard and got fast, loving the buzz of a great workout session. However, at a certain point, he realized that in hindsight he spent most of his life feeling like crap—and his biomarkers spelled impending doom.

Chris struggled with insomnia, fatigue, brain fog, his libido plummeted, and his recovery times took a nosedive. He wanted to train well, but he also wanted to enjoy the rest of his life. So Chris transitioned to a Paleo-type diet, reading a book a week on the subject for a year, but that was only half the solution.

The other half came through experimenting with and perfecting a system of functional medicine—he effectively became his own guinea pig. Now, Chris's body is back in balance—his symptoms have disappeared, his diet’s right for him, and his family life is as enjoyable as his training. In 2014, Chris quit his job as a software engineer to focus on helping athletes enjoy optimum fitness and health.

Nourish Balance Thrive isn't just a diet or motivational coaching—rather, it's the perfect blend of a lab-based supplement plan, expert dietary advice, and consultative performance planning uniquely tailored to your lifestyle. It's kind of the ultimate biohacking training course with a practical component developed just for you, with the goal of arming you with the knowledge you need to stay fit and healthy for life. Chris Kelly has also been on my podcast on the following episodes:

In this special two-part episode that includes my talk about loneliness given at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS), you'll discover:

Part 1 - Ben and Chris Kelly

-How Ben had a hand in founding Nourish Balance Thrive...09:15

-Why Ben chose to talk about "loneliness" at the AHS...13:15

-Ben's thoughts on the introverted personality...18:48

-How Ben has used his introverted nature to his advantage in his personal and professional life...25:15

-The thing we often get wrong when we think of building community...39:55

-Tools and resources to help build community...46:30

-How Ben's interaction with the church has influenced his person and message...55:04

-Recreating some of the community-building traditions that have been lost through the centuries...1:08:26

-One thing you can do to reduce loneliness today...1:17:55


Part 2 - Ben's presentation at the Ancestral Health Symposium...1:23:27

-Apps and technology that can enhance community...

-Be active in the community...1:27:36

-Be active in your local church...1:29:00

-Engage in family relationships...1:29:57

-Reclaim Real Conversation...1:31:13

-Have a mission or purpose statement...1:32:13

-Shared experiences...1:35:57

-Embrace the sacredness of commerce...1:37:34

-And much more!...

Episode sponsors:

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-Organifi Glow

-Butcher Box

-Kion Serum

bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisandben

Aug 26, 2021
The Most Important Book About Money I've Ever Read - Sacred Economics: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition With Charles Eisenstein.
01:12:23

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I recently finished what I now consider to be one of the most important and transformative financial books I've ever read: Sacred Economics, Revised: Money, Gift & Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein.

The book traces the history of money, from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, and the new revised edition includes new material on cryptocurrencies and emerging research that has come out since the book's original publication. Charles shows how capitalism contributes to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroys community; and necessitates endless growth at the cost of social and environmental devastation.

Today, these trends have reached their extreme - and their collapse presents a golden opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. Charles describes the deeper narratives beneath our economic system, and how we can reimagine it to align with a new story.

Applying a broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, he explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local economies, gift economics, cryptocurrencies, and the restoration of the commons.

Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, he presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Charles is an American public speaker and author. His work covers a wide range of topics, including the history of human civilization, economics, spirituality, and the ecology movement.

Key themes explored include anti-consumerism, interdependence, and how myth and narrative influence culture. His books include:

My initial introduction to Charles and his writing was when I discovered his wonderful essay The Coronation, which you can read here.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What is "sacredness" and how has humanity strayed from it...08:27

-How a "gift economy" facilitated community in past ages...15:01

-How our own "inner compass" might dictate fairness and equity in a gift economy...23:48

-Why did money come about in the first place?...33:11

-How relationships deteriorate when money becomes the source of value, versus that which it once symbolized...38:22

-Environmental implications of this loss of sacredness in economy...40:43

-The problem with usury aka interest...47:12

-How money is created by debt...51:15

-How to begin to shift to a more sacred economy...57:28

-Why Charles' book may be one of the most important financial books you've ever read...1:05:11

-And much more!

Upcoming Events:

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-The Boundless Cookbook

-Kion Colostrum

-Organifi Gold

-Ra Optics

-Therabody

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Charles Eisenstein or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sacredeconomics and one of us will reply!

Aug 21, 2021
The Meaning Of Life, Making Friends, Plant Medicines In The Bible, Daily Spiritual Routines, Rites Of Passage & More With Ben Greenfield & Aubrey Marcus.
01:28:00

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Aubrey Marcus and I have connected on past podcasts.

Today, we're back recording straight from his home in Austin, Texas with a wide-ranging discussion of everything from Christianity to plant medicines to managing time and FOMO, family, and, of course, the age-old question of whether men should avoid sex or ejaculation if they don't want to strip nutrients and energy from their body. 

Aubrey Marcus is the founder 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 also currently hosts the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, a motivational destination for conversations with the brightest minds in athletics, business, mindset and spirituality with over 35 million downloads on iTunes. He regularly provides commentary to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Tim Ferriss Show, and The Joe Rogan Experience.

He has been featured on the cover of Men’s Health, is the host of the Fit For Service Fellowship, and is the author of the NYT Bestselling book Own The Day, Own Your Life from HarperCollins. If you ask Aubrey the cause he is most passionate about, it is raising awareness for psychedelic medicine, through organizations like MAPS.org and Heffter Institute. He is a 20 year native of Austin, Texas where he currently resides.

In this conversation with Aubrey, you'll discover:

-Imposter syndrome while writing the Boundless cookbook...05:33

-Ben on his twin sons' recent Rites of passage...10:37 

-How building a community changed the dynamics of living...14:40

-Breathwork as one of the giveaways when meeting new people...25:17

-Core practices aside from exercise and biohacking that are built into Ben's routine...27:12

-The challenge of managing and going thru all the interesting activities...41:34

-Ben's belief of living forever in a new heaven and a new earth...44:28

-Ben as a post-millennial Christian...49:05

-Plant medicine in the Bible...53:17

-Fears, stress and shame and encountering Christ and the cross...1:05:00

-Living in your beliefs and living a rich life...1:11:21

-Different longevity practices and how to extend human life...1:18:45

-Does ejaculation frequency deplete magnesium and zinc and drain energy?...1:24:41

-And much more!...

Episode sponsors:

-JOOVV

-Kion Aminos

-Thrive Market

-Butcher Box

bengreenfieldfitness.com/benandaubrey

Aug 19, 2021
Q&A 433: Secrets Of The Centenarians, A New Anti-Aging Molecule, When Exercise Is Bad For You, Does Your Metabolism Slow Down & Much More.
01:19:55

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Listener Q&A:

Q: What are some of your best practices to do calorie refeeds?....53:40

Q: Would a food allergy affect the HRV while doing a 5-day fasting mimicking diet?...58:45

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Copious show notes, including efficacious links and articles that are guaranteed to reduce the deleterious effects of a mundane life, can be found at bengreenfieldfitness.com/433

Aug 14, 2021
Evolutionary Herbalism: Part 2 - The Fascinating Science, Spirituality & Medicines Of The Plant Kingdom With Sajah Popham.
56:53

bengreenfieldfitness.com/evolutionaryherbalism2

When I interviewed Gordon Wilson in the show "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate.”, I mentioned a book called The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner, which describes the innate intelligence built into the plant kingdom, and the loss of natural connectivity we rational, scientific humans have developed when it comes to the plant kingdom.

Since then, I've continued my interest in the, shall we say, more spiritual, medicinal, and little-known aspects of the plant kingdom, including trees, leaves, roots, herbs, flowers, flower essences, essential oils, plant medicines, and beyond. One book I've discovered along the way is Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature by today's podcast guest, Sajah Popham.

In Sajah's book, which weaves together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, you're guided from an herbal practitioner's point of view to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs.

Sajah presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in nature. Organized into five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, Sajah's work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world in a truly holistic system of plant medicine.

A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experienced practitioner, Popham's original perspectives guide you to a more intimate, synergistic, and intuitive relationship with the plant kingdom, people, and nature as a whole.

Sajah Popham's mission is to share knowledge, tools, and medicine that promote the healing power of plants —to not just heal our bodies of disease, but to assist in the evolution of human consciousness back into its natural state. His holistic focus is on finding the universal principles and practices across herbal traditions and using plants in a way that not only brings about physical healing and rejuvenation but psychological and emotional health along with spiritual transformation.

Sajah holds a degree in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University and has studied herbal traditions across the world and with some of North America's top clinical practitioners. He lives in the Pacific Northwest forest with his wife Whitney.

Sajah's approach unites traditional models in a way that utilizes the whole plant (chemistry, energetics, and spirit) to heal the whole person (body, spirit, and soul) by getting to the root causes of disease.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How specific plant parts correspond to the four physical elements...07:10

-How each of us have different elemental "types"...14:08

-How we might design our lives based on our elemental types...25:40

-How to "type" a plant and know what elements it would feed and need...34:50

-What Sajah is skeptical about merging technology with understanding plants on a deep level...40:55

-Should we be concerned about eating plants due to their natural defense mechanisms...43:55

-An ideal day of eating for Sajah...48:25

-Some of the painful cuts Sajah had to make in his book...49:50

-And much more!...

Upcoming Events:

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-Water and Wellness

-Vuori

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Show notes: bengreenfieldfitness.com/evolutionaryherbalism2

Aug 12, 2021
Devoured By Cannabis: Weed, Liberty, Legalization (& Whether Christians Should Smoke Marijuana) With Doug Wilson.
01:01:52

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Pastor Doug Wilson first joined me for a podcast episode about his book Confessions of a Food Catholic, for which we recorded a show entitled, "Why Your Pursuit Of A Better Body & The Perfect Diet Is Never Going To Make You Happy, How Christians Should Make Food Choices, The Ultimate Source Of Joy & Much More".

Since then, Doug has, as is his usual practice, been churning out plenty more books, including a couple of my favorite fictional titles of his Ecochondriacs and Ride, Sally, Ride, and quite recently, the book Devoured by Cannabis: Weed, Liberty, and Legalization, which is the topic of this podcast.

In Devoured by Cannabis, Doug argues that marijuana usage is not comparable to alcohol consumption or to smoking cigarettes, and demonstrates that the use of recreational marijuana is definitely not an option for Christians, and just a bad idea in general. He says that liberty for potheads means tyranny for everyone, including the smokers enslaved by the drug.

Considering I just interviewed Josiah Hesse about his book Runner’s High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports, I thought it would be timely to get Doug's take on the topic too.

Doug has been a family friend for years, and is the minister of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, which is a member of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC) and the church I and my wife Jessa attended all throughout my childhood and during college. After his stint in the submarine service of the U.S. Navy, he attended the University of Idaho where he obtained an MA in philosophy.

As one of its founders, Doug has served on the board of Logos School, a classical and Christian school (K-12), since its inception. He is also a Senior Fellow of theology at New St. Andrews College, which I consider to be one of the better liberal arts institutions in the country.

He is the author of numerous books, including Reforming MarriageThe Case for Classical Christian EducationLetter from a Christian Citizen, and Blackthorn Winter. Doug is also the general editor for the Omnibus textbook series. 

You can check out his blog here, and his metric ton of grandkids can be found spread across the planet with rapidly increasing frequency.

Doug's brother, Gordon Wilson, has also joined me for the podcast "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate.”.

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Cannabis use viewed from a conservative pastor's perspective...08:05

-How to know if we're enjoying a natural benefit of a substance or have descended the slippery slope of addiction...23:40

-Is Ben sinning when he vapes to relax in the evening?...32:10

-Pastoral admonishment vs. endorsing the government's "war on drugs"...38:05

-Correlation between legalization of weed and compliance with mask mandates, mandatory vaccines, etc...43:02

-The biggest drug-related issues Doug faces as a pastor...46:35

-THC as a plant-defense mechanism...53:42

-And much more!

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

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BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis

Aug 07, 2021
How Rich Guys Stay Fit, Heart Rate Recovery, Resting Heart Rate Tracking, Heart Rate Variability, Cold Soak Temperatures, Little-Known Pre-Sleep Supplements & Much More With Keith Rabois.
01:15:26

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Keith Rabois is the General Partner at Founders Fund. He has a unique background as an entrepreneurial executive and investor. Since 2000, he has been instrumental in driving five startups from their early stages to successful IPOs. He has provided seed capital to another ten companies that are currently valued at over $1 B, including Airbnb, Lyft, YouTube, Wish, Yammer.

Since March 2013, Keith Rabois has served as a senior partner at Khosla Ventures, a technology venture capital fund founded by Vinod Khosla. He specializes in funding early-stage companies with a primary focus in consumer, financial services and health care innovation.

At the same time, Keith co-founded Opendoor, a startup which transforms the painful process of selling a home into delightful and immediate experience. At KV, Rabois has led investments in a broad array of startups including, DoorDash, Stripe, Thoughtspot, Affirm, Even Financial and Piazza.

Over the prior decade, he forged several of the most important new social and commerce platforms.

Keith began his career in the industry as Executive Vice President of Business Development & Public Policy at PayPal [NASDAQ: PYPL, later acquired by EBAY] and subsequently served in influential roles at LinkedIn [NYSE: LNKD] and as a chief operating officer of Square [NASDAQ: SQ].

But he's also a bit of a fitness and optimization nerd, often heard championing the value of fitness, sleep and heart rate tracking, and recently leading 'big tech' scions in Miami fitness bubble, as a recent news article cited "The former PayPal exec, who has invested in LinkedIn, Square and Yelp, is teaching a Barry’s Bootcamp class in Miami with tech industry insiders", where he was quoted as saying that he believes the future of fitness in a post-pandemic world will be a combination of at-home meets in-person workouts.

“I think the future will be a hybrid. Resistance training is a critical ingredient for everybody’s workout and it’s very difficult for people to do strength training at home. People need both guidance and form correction. I think some people will allocate some time to training at home just for convenience, then people like to get inspired with in-person classes -- running next to someone on a treadmill urges you to run faster; seeing other people lifting dumbbells encourages you to lift heavier weights, plus you’re in a community meeting new people and engaging with new people. Some people will take one or two classes a week and then exercise on their own."

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Keith measures his health through the heart rate...08:30

-A typical workout for Keith...12:20

-How Ben and Keith track and manage their sleep...22:55

-Keith and Ben's big wins in caring for the body and brain...28:55

-Supplements and biohacks Keith uses to enhance sleep...45:48

-What Keith has for breakfast...50:45

-Hacks in the workplace...54:45

-What a typical day looks like for both Keith and Ben...57:40

-What things in the fitness and biohacking industry excites Keith...1:04:20

-Flaws with the exciting, yet underachieving personalized health services and products industry...1:08:55

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Organifi Gold

-Four Sigmatic

-Kion Aminos

-Clearlight Saunas

Extensive show notes, including links to all products and resources Ben and Keith mentioned can be found at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Keith

Aug 05, 2021
Evolutionary Herbalism: Part 1 - The Fascinating Science, Spirituality & Medicines Of The Plant Kingdom.
01:10:52

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/herbalism

When I interviewed Gordon Wilson in the show "Are Christians Destroying The Environment? A Biblical Approach to Environmentalism and the “Dominion Mandate.”, I mentioned a book called The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Buhner, describing the innate intelligence built into the plant kingdom, and the loss of natural connectivity we rational, scientific humans have developed when it comes to the plant kingdom.

Since then, I've continued my interest in the, shall we say, more spiritual, medicinal, and little-known aspects of the plant kingdom, including trees, leaves, roots, herbs, flowers, flower essences, essential oils, plant medicines, and beyond. One book I've discovered along the way is Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature by today's podcast guest, Sajah Popham.

In the book, weaving together herbal and medical traditions from around the world into a singular cohesive model, you're guided from an herbal practitioner's point of view to a comprehensive understanding of the practice and philosophy of healing with herbs. Sajah presents an innovative approach to herbalism that considers the holistic relationship among plants, humans, and the underlying archetypal patterns in Nature.

Organized in five parts moving from the microcosmic to the universal, this work explores a unique integration of clinical herbalism, Ayurveda, medical astrology, spagyric alchemy, and medical and esoteric traditions from across the world into a truly holistic system of plant medicine.

A balance of the heart and the mind, the science and spirit of people and plants, Evolutionary Herbalism provides a holistic context for how plants can be used for transformational levels of healing for the body, spirit, and soul. For both the student herbalist and experienced practitioner, Popham's original perspectives guide you to a more intimate, synergistic, and intuitive relationship with the plant kingdom, people, and nature as a whole.

Sajah Popham's mission is to share knowledge, tools and medicine that spread the healing power of plants - to not just heal our bodies of disease, but to assist in the evolution of human consciousness back into its natural state. His holistic focus is on finding the universal principles and practices across herbal traditions and using plants in a way that not only brings about physical healing and rejuvenation, but psychological and emotional health, and spiritual transformation.

He holds a degree in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University and has studied herbal traditions across the world and with some of North America's top clinical practitioners. His unique approach integrates not only clinical Western herbalism, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, but also the practices of Medical Astrology, Spagyric Alchemy, and western esotericism.

Sajah's approach unites these traditional models in a way that utilizes the whole plant (chemistry, energetics and spirit) to heal the whole person (body, spirit and soul) by getting to the root causes of disease. He lives in the Pacific Northwest forest with his wife Whitney.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How an evolutionary herbalist describes his "day job"...06:25

-The study environment at Bastyr University...10:15

-How a disconnection between the human and plant kingdom has helped to create some of the chaos we see today...13:00

-"Vitalism" and its connection to evolutionary herbalism...17:30

-Can plants be misused as is often the case with pharmaceuticals?...23:45

-Molecular herbalism contrasted with evolutionary herbalism...28:50

-How plants have their own electromagnetic field...36:20

-How plants have the same senses we do...40:15

-The "song" of a plant...45:20

-The Doctrine of Signatures and how Sajah "gets to know" a new plant...49:15

-A sneak-preview of what's to come in Part 2 with Sajah...1:07:04

-And much more!...

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Organifi Green Juice

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge

-Butcher Box

Show notes: BenGreenfieldFitness.com/herbalism

Jul 31, 2021
Q&A 432: The Latest Pro Athlete Biohacking Tricks, World's First Mouth-Based Weight Loss Device, The Best Lightbulb For Sleep, Early Vs. Late Dinners & Much More!
01:10:10

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Special Announcements...

-The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”! Pre-order yours today here!

Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more!

Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research.

Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support!


This podcast is brought to you by:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Organifi 

-Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge

-Ra Optics

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Listener Q&A:

How long does it take to reset the circadian rhythm after above average sunlight exposure?...54:15

How to optimize eating times for an athlete...56:35

What kind of supplements do you recommend for high blood pressure?....1:02:40


bengreenfieldfitness.com/432

Jul 29, 2021
"Drunken" Banter, Unplugging From Wearables, Ketogenic Mistakes In Exercisers & Athletes, Carb Refeeds, Alcohol Hacks & Much More!
01:12:50

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On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I had the pleasure to sit down with my new friend Brian Sanders.

Brian is the filmmaker behind the feature-length documentary Food Lies and host of the Peak Human podcast. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and then turned to technology and sold an app company. He’s used his technical background and love for fitness and nutrition to also work as a Health Coach and be the co-founder of the health, media, and technology company SAPIEN

He's also a speaker and the owner of NoseToTail.org providing premium grass-finished meat to the 48 contiguous states. Prior to this podcast, we both did a "shot" of a kratom/kava euphoric-inducing blend called FeelFree, so the podcast got a bit crazy! If you want to try a shot of this stuff for yourself click here and use code INSERT CODE for an XYZ% discount.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Brian and Ben have “drunken banter” over some new products...03:05

-About ancestral hacking vs biohacking...06:30

-Why it’s important to track your metrics naturally, without wearables...10:05

-The most ideal state to consume food and how to stabilize blood glucose spikes...13:20

-Ben’s biggest takeaways from the Faster Study and what it involved...26:10

-What Ben carb loaded before Spartan race days...31:00

-The best way to adapt your diet for improved longevity...41:00

-Ben’s best tips for including alcohol into your “healthy” diet...45:10

-Why Ben says it’s okay to be weird in the sake of being metabolically well...57:05

-And much more...

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Jul 24, 2021
Biohacking Muscle Growth: How To Maximize Anabolism & Muscle Hypertrophy Using Targeted Delivery Of Nutrients To Muscle Tissue During Exercise, With Professional Bodybuilder Milos Sarcev.
01:15:03

It's time to take a deep dive into all things pre-, post-, and during-workout nutrition to maximize recovery, anabolism, muscle hypertrophy, and much more with Milos Sarcev — one of the top bodybuilders of all time.

Milos was born on January 17, 1964 in Novi Sad, Serbia (former Yugoslavia), grew up in Bečej, and at an early age got involved in numerous sporting activities—participating in judo, karate, swimming, soccer, and basketball tournaments as a teenager. At the age of 17, he was introduced to weightlifting and immediately fell in love with bodybuilding.

Four years later, he started competing, entered and won his province title (Mr. Vojvodina), his republic title (Mr. Serbia), and finally national title (Mr. Yugoslavia) before going on to compete on the international scene (Mr. Europe and Mr. Universe). He won the 1989 Amateur Mr. Universe competition and started competing as a professional in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB).

Milos studied nutritional technology at the University of Novi Sad and moved to the USA in 1987 to pursue his bodybuilding career. In 1989 he won the Amateur Mr. Universe title, in 1991 became an IFBB professional bodybuilder, competing in over 110 bodybuilding shows worldwide (72 of which were IFBB professional competitions), and qualified for the Mr. Olympia contest for 10 consecutive years in the hardest era of bodybuilding (1990s). After his competitive career, Milos became known for coaching/advising numerous professional athletes and Olympic medalists.

He took a part in famous BALCO Labs "Project World Record" as a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach for Tim Montgomery—creating the fastest man alive by breaking the World Record on the 100-meter sprint (9.77 seconds) after less than 9 months of coaching.

As a bodybuilding coach, he advised over 100 IFBB professional bodybuilders, of which 36 qualified for the most prestigious Mr. Olympia competition. He is a renowned international nutritional expert and speaker; professional trainer; and strength, conditioning, and contest preparation consultant with over 35 years of firsthand industry experience.

Milos has become one of the most prominent authorities on nutrition and the human body as relates to athletic performance, earning him the industry moniker “The Mind.” He is considered to be one of the most influential bodybuilders in history, pioneering the usage of specific intra-workout nutritional sports supplementation through his Hyperemia Advantage System, which revolutionized the whole sports supplementation industry.

Milos' methods of training and hormonal manipulation for achieving a hyper-anabolic state and maximal hypertrophy are now accepted by millions around the world.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-The background on Milos' interest on muscle growth...6:25

-Milos' ideas and theories put into real-world practice...16:00

-The substances Milos uses alongside EAAs during training...29:45

-Proper timing and dosage of supplementation before and during a workout...37:15

-How Milos structures his diet for optimal training...42:00

-Why supplementation during the workout is necessary...45:45

-How post-workout supplement differs from the pre-, and during-workout...49:15

-Milos' carnosine strategy...54:05

-What Milos' training looked like during his peak vs. now...57:10

-Why essential amino acids are so...essential...1:10:05


Milos' actual training - Body split workouts, warm-up, and exercise selection:

  1. I always begin my workout with 10 minutes of cardio, then move to leg extensions to further warm up my muscles, tendons, and ligaments. I take three seconds to raise the weight, two seconds to hold it at the top, and three seconds to complete the negative. Although I don't advocate locking out your knees on squats, lunges, and leg presses, I do recommend fully contracting your quads on leg extensions, and this requires a momentary locking-out of the knee joint.
  2. I now move to what I consider the king of all exercises: barbell squats. Even though I've already warmed up my quads with leg extensions, I still do two warm-up sets of 10 squats to warm up my hips, glutes, lower back, and calves before my three heavy working sets. My descending speed is still slow, about three seconds, but since squats are a building motion, the ascending motion is more explosive. A lot of people make the mistake of stopping between reps and resting when doing squats, but you must keep continual tension on your muscles for maximal results, and this is achieved by continual motion.
  3. Next come leg presses. I alternate from week to week between the unilateral and two-leg versions. I see so many people doing 1,000-pound 1-inch leg presses. That won't help you develop anything. For both single- and double-leg, I advocate a full range of motion.
  4. I finish off with hack squats. On two-legged leg press days, I perform the standard three sets of 10, with my feet and knees close together to hit the outer sweep of my quads. On the unilateral days, I do my infamous triple drop set. I've made more than 100 people throw up doing this, and I myself have thrown up on several occasions. You begin with a weight with which you can get only 5-6 reps, then drop it down and do another 10, drop it again, and go for 10-15. But the trick is this: Do these as slowly as possible. Five seconds to go down, pause two seconds at the bottom, and five seconds to go back up. If you finish this without being sick, you didn't do it right.
  5. I used to think I could train legs all at once, but my hams were always lagging because I was exhausted from quad training. So these days, I train quads and hams separately, giving each its own day once a week to ensure complete development.

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Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Milos or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/milos2 and one of us will reply!

Jul 22, 2021
Ben Greenfield Interview With Red Bull On The Meaning Of Life, The Best Biohacks, The Perfect Day, Diet Customization & More!
56:49

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/redbull 

Occasionally, I'm interviewed by magazines, other podcasts, authors, radio networks, etc., and occasionally, I also release those interviews with the journalist in public.

After all, whatever you say on an interview can and will be used against you right?

Just kidding.

This interview actually went quite well, and was recorded to be published in The Red Bulletin Innovator, published by the Red Bull Media House, distributed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland plus digitally in several other languages online (including English).

The interview with me is an 8-page-opener for a special section about biohacking, and the issue will be out in September. The interview was conducted by Andreas Breitfeld, a German biohacker and founder of the first biohacking lab in Germany, along with author Stefan Wagner.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-Is there such thing as a "perfect life"?...03:55

  • Full mind, body, spirit optimization
  • Not fully attainable due to our fallen human nature
  • Our fallibility can be a beautiful thing; keeps us humble and grounded
  • Problems spur progress
  • Most people exist in a sub-optimal state
  • Many obstacles to an optimal life humanity today we weren't exposed to before
  • Always learning new things to optimize mind, body, spirit

-What is the meaning of life?...10:35

  • The meaning life is "survival"
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Ben subscribes to a higher power, absolute truth
  • "Savor, enjoy God's creation while loving others; identify our calling and make a positive impact"
  • John Piper: "We are designed to fully glorify God by being fully satisfied in Him."

-Is your personal health the best expression of seeking meaning in your life?...16:35

  • Focusing on your own health is the opposite of seeking true meaning in life
  • Focusing on others makes your own health more gratifying
  • Take care of your health in order to serve others
  • Use biohacks in order to best serve those who depend on you
  • Put on your own oxygen mask first; but don't dwell on all the technical details, help people!

-How to find the balance between optimal health and a worthwhile life...20:40

  • Self-quantification (genetics, HRV, sleep cycles)
    • Oura Ring
    • Apollo
    • Genetic test we recommend
    • Biome test (viome?)
    • Food allergy test
    • Blood panel, micronutrient
  • Make serving others your prime focus in your life
    • Spiritual Disciplines Journal
  • Don't ignore the heart/gut impulses
  • Self-optimization with the goal of "others-optimization"

-Ben's "elevator pitch" to embrace biohacking...29:00

  • Understand what problem you want to fix before identifying which bio hack to use
  • Joovv light panels
  • Clearlight sauna
  • ReTimer glasses
  • Earthing sandals
  • Hot/cold contrast
  • The Body Electric by Robert Bekcer
  • Healing is Voltage by Jerry Tennant
  • Structured water
  • Use salt and minerals the right way
  • Quinton
  • Aqua True liquid minerals

-How to approach biohacks that aren't advocated by mainstream science...38:25

  • Earthing documentary
  • Book by Clint Ober
  • BGF podcast w/ Clint Ober
  • PEMF mats and pads
  • Use self-quantification to identify what is and isn't working for you
  • Many biohacks simulate what nature is already doing

-How to be a human guinea pig without harming one's self...42:20

  • Blood glucose monitor
  • Track sleep cycles and melatonin levels
  • Don't try any biohacks you don't feel comfortable doing
  • Weirdest biohacks Ben has tried:
    • Build muscle using electrical stimulation
    • Whipworms and tapeworms
  • Ensure there's ample evidence of a biohack's efficacy before using

-What will it look like when Ben is an old man?...46:40

-What to do when you're lacking motivation to fill your life's purpose...50:20

-And much more...

Resources mentioned in this episode:

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Jul 17, 2021
Q&A 431: Psychedelics, Morning Glory Seeds, Bliss-Producing Oils, Cannabis For Sex, How To Have Way More Sex In Your Marriage & Much More!
01:06:43

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Jul 15, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 21 - A Slice Of Heaven
16:07

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

Jul 11, 2021
Recapture the Rapture: Alchemist-Like Cookbooks, Carbon Dioxide & Nitric Oxide Inhalation, Sexuality, Music, Mind-Enhancing Substances & More With Jamie Wheal.
01:35:53

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My guest on today's podcast, Jamie Wheal, first joined me on the podcast episode: "Recapture the Rapture: Biohacking Sex, Tantric Breathwork, Plant Medicines For Orgasmic Enhancement & Much More!", for which the title is pretty self-explanatory regarding the wildly stimulating topics we covered on that show. 

Today Jamie, a so-called "neuroanthropologist" is back, describing exciting elements from his new book Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That's Lost Its Mind - a book in which he maps out a revolutionary new practice—Hedonic Engineering—that combines neuroscience and optimal psychology. It’s an intensive program of breathing, movement, and sexuality that mends trauma, heightens inspiration and tightens connections—helping us wake up, grow up, and show up for a world that needs us all.

This is a book about a big idea. And the idea is this: Slowly over the past few decades, and now suddenly, all at once, we’re suffering from a collapse in Meaning. Fundamentalism and nihilism are filling that vacuum, with consequences that affect us all. In a world that needs us at our best, diseases of despair, tribalism, and disaster fatigue are leaving us at our worst. It’s vital that we regain control of the stories we’re telling because they are shaping the future we’re creating.

To do that, we have to remember our deepest inspiration, heal our pain and apathy, and connect to each other like never before. If we can do that, we’ve got a shot at solving the big problems we face. And if we can’t?  Well, the dustbin of history has swallowed civilizations older and fancier than ours. This book is divided into three parts. The first, Choose Your Own Apocalypse, takes a look at our current Meaning Crisis--where we are today, why it’s so hard to make sense of the world, what might be coming next, and what to do about it.

It also makes a case that many of our efforts to cope, whether anxiety and denial, or tribalism and identity politics, are likely making things worse. The middle section, The Alchemist Cookbook,  applies the creative firm IDEO’s design thinking to the Meaning Crisis. This is where the book gets hands on--taking a look at the strongest evolutionary drivers that can bring about inspiration, healing, and connection. From breathing, to movement, sexuality, music, and substances--these are the everyday tools to help us wake up, grow up, and show up.

AKA--how to blow yourself sky high with household materials.

The final third of the book, Ethical Cult Building, focuses on the tricky nature of putting these kinds of experiences into gear and into culture—because, anytime in the past when we’ve figured out combinations of peak states and deep healing, we’ve almost always ended up with problematic culty communities. Playing with fire has left a lot of people burned.

This section lays out a roadmap for sparking a thousand fires around the world--each one unique and tailored to the needs and values of its participants. Think of it as an open-source toolkit for building ethical culture.

In Recapture the Rapture, Jamie takes radical research out of the extremes and applying it to the mainstream to the broader social problem of healing, believing, and belonging. It’s providing answers to the questions we face: how to replace blind faith with direct experience, how to move from broken to whole, and how to cure isolation with connection. Said even more plainly, it shows us how to revitalize our bodies, boost our creativity, rekindle our relationships, and answer once and for all the questions of why we are here and what do we do now?

Jamie is also the author of Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work and the founder of the Flow Genome Project, an international organization dedicated to the research and training of human performance.

His work and ideas have been covered in The New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc., and TED. He has spoken at Stanford University, MIT, the Harvard Club, Imperial College, Singularity University, the U.S. Naval War College and Special Operations Command, Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, the Bohemian Club, and the United Nations.

He lives high in the Rocky Mountains in an off-grid cabin with his partner, Julie; two children, Lucas and Emma; and their golden retrievers, Aslan and Calliope. When not writing, he can be found mountain biking, kitesurfing, and backcountry skiing.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-What the heck is a "neuroanthropologist?"...07:34

-What does it mean to "recapture the rapture?"...15:15

-A contrarian view of the end times...23:56

-Jamie's creative writing process...31:55

-How prostate massages bring one to a new level of consciousness...43:25

-The 5 big techniques for achieving a peak state of flow...48:35

-Why sex, drugs, rock and roll mark the beginning of civilization, not the end...1:00:44

-About circular breathing...1:05:00

-Meduna's Mixture...1:10:12

-How to use breath to "steer" your psyche...1:23:40

-How to work directly with Jamie...1:28:05

-And much more!

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Jul 10, 2021
Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports.
01:15:48

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I recently read the book Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports.

As kind of a mash-up of Michael Pollan's How to Change Your Mind and Christopher McDougall's Born to Run  this immersive, investigative look at the hidden culture of cannabis use among elite athletes (as well as weekend warriors) reveals the surprising emerging science behind the elusive, exhilarating "runner's high" they all seek.

Author of the book and my guest on today's podcast - Josiah Hesse - believes that "pot makes exercise fun", or at least, easier or more productive. The link between performance enhancement and cannabis has actually been an open secret for many years, so much so that with the wide-sweeping national legalization of cannabis, combining weed and working out has become the hottest new wellness trend.

Why, then, is there still a skewed perception around this leafy substance that it only produces the lazy, red-eyed stoner laid out on a couch somewhere, munching on junk food? In fact, scientists have conducted extensive research that uncovers the power of the "runner's high" - the true holy grail of aerobic activity that was long believed to be caused by endorphins.

In an extraordinary reversal, scientists believe marijuana may actually be the key to getting more Americans off their phones and on to their feet. In Runner's High and in this podcast, Josiah takes you on a journey through the secret world of stoned athletes, describing astounding, cannabis-inspired physical and mental transformations, just like he experienced.

From the economics of the $20 billion CBD market to the inherent inequalities in the enforcement of marijuana prohibition; from the mind-body connection behind the "runner's high" to the best way to make your own cannabis-infused power bars; Runner's High takes this groundbreaking science out of the lab and onto the trail, court, field, and pitch, fundamentally changing the way we think about exercise, recovery, and cannabis.

Josiah is an author and journalist from Denver, Colorado, whose work has appeared in Vice, Esquire, Politico, and The Guardian.

Hesse casts a wide net in his journalistic curiosities, covering everything from science, crime and politics, to pop culture, the arts, sex and drugs. After a decade of covering the slow-burn legalization of marijuana, Hesse finally wrote the book we discuss today.

In this episode, you'll discover:

-How the "420 games" inspired Josiah's book...07:15

-Josiah's history w/ cannabis prior to the 420 games...12:20

-An ultra-marathoner that has taken edibles during his runs for years...17:15

-What to expect in cannabis-inspired fitness classes and events...21:20

-How prevalent is cannabis use in professional sports...25:30

-How, when and why cannabis became "persona non grata" among natural herbs...34:15

-What is the best dosage to increase the efficacy of exercise...50:25

-Does cannabis help altitude performance?...59:55

-Is cannabis a true performance enhancing drug?...1:04:00

-Is cannabis a crutch for Ben Greenfield?...1:11:05

-And much more...

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/runnershigh

Jul 08, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 20 - To Die Is Gain
17:45

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

Jul 04, 2021
The Big Beauty Podcast Part 2: Botox & Healthy Botox Alternatives, Liposuction, Hollywood’s “Devil Drug”, Popsicles, Vibrators, Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Protocols & Much More With Dr. Cameron Chesnut.
53:34
Jul 03, 2021
The Exciting, Next-Level Future Of BodyWork, Fascia & Massage Therapy: Ketamine, Sound Therapy, Essential Oils, Trauma Release & Beyond With Donna Mills.
01:20:21

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You've no doubt heard me talk on podcasts before about my epic massages.

We're talking essential oils, carefully selected musical tracks for healing the body, an acoustic sound healing table, a pulsed electromagnetic field mat, and a variety of specific plant medicine compounds and supplements for relaxing the body and turning a massage into a full body, mind and spiritual reboot and cleansing.

But I haven't talked much about the wizard (wizardess, I should say) behind-the-scenes. Her name is Donna Mills, and she is my massage therapist, the most unique and talented therapist I've ever worked with, and my guest on this podcast.

Donna lives in the aesthetically stunning Pacific Northwest, specifically in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She is a woman committed to all things that elevate human consciousness. She is a practitioner of the healing arts, an advocate for civil conversations, and a community educator.

Donna is the founder of HumanWell Integrative Healing where she sees private clients healing through trauma and grief. On the community consulting side of HumanWell, Donna designs integrative workplace wellness programs for large and small businesses.

The name HumanWell was created out of her unwavering need to know “How do we human well? We can see where we are missing the mark in society, but where and how are we getting it right?”

Donna is a social healing practitioner, a narrative disruptor, and a cultural change agent. She is here to invite society into a deeper conversation about civility and connectivity. She believes that, “and justice for all” means just that. For all. She is a fierce advocate for a new narrative of economic justice that elevates our collective human wellness and ability to thrive.

Donna is a Lay Pastoral Minister through the Unitarian Universalist Association and is ordained to perform many celebrations of life, from partner unions to end of life doula services. In this work she gently guides humans through the sacred journey of living and dying. She is often called upon to share her insightful wisdom on the divine, and serves this world with a deep commitment to humanity.

Donna aligns and connects to Source Spirit as High Priestess in her Pagan faith. She also describes herself as a mystic, a tarot reader, an intuitive healer, and a conscious thought leader for these changing times. She practices a very intentful and cyclical lifestyle that includes loads of joy, playful exploration, good food, and always, always, more beautiful humans.

She excels at growing food and wild foraging, loves to be on the water, is a collector of smiles, and can be found spending teatime with her favorite feline, Professor Moosey Softpaws.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-How Donna developed her unique therapeutic approach…14:00

-Donna’s self-work routine...17:35

-Donna’s unique massage practices...19:25

-About Donna’s coursework programs...34:00

-How Donna healed Ben’s very injured toe...38:00

-Why massage sometimes brings up emotions or trauma release...43:55

-Supplements, products and technology Ben and Donna use during massage treatments...49:50

-How to work with Donna...1:10:40

-And much more…

 

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Donna or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnamills and one of us will reply!

Jul 01, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 19 - Union
21:57

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

Jun 27, 2021
Is This The World's Most Efficient, Biohacked Workout? The New Full Body Electrostimulation Science by Katalyst (& How To Build Muscle In 20 Minutes).
01:03:31

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In a recent weekly roundup, I reported on what I called "Possibly The World's Most Efficient (New) Workout: The "Katalyst", and told you to get ready for the next frontier of electrical muscle stimulation.

In my Boundless book, on my podcast, and elsewhere, I've talked in the past about how I use electrical muscle stimulation, also known as “EMS,”

...but with all other forms of EMS I've used in the past, although getting great results for injury rehab, muscle growth, targeted muscle "re-training" and more, I've also had to deal with all sorts of wires, time-consuming electrode attachment, confusing user interfaces, and a pretty clunky experience that takes up a lot of time.

But this brand new electrical muscle stimulation suit called the “Katalyst” is a total game-changer. You literally just pull on the suit and select from any of the workouts on the app and a personal trainer not only walks you through the entire workout, which involves functional fitness moves like squats, side lunges, presses, cardiovascular and power movements, and a whole lot more…

…but the intensity is automatically adjusted by your trainer as you go, and so it also creates a highly customized workout. This is one of the coolest time hacks for exercise that I've discovered in a long time and—coming from a guy who has done a lot of different workouts—I can tell you that this thing is not some gimmicky “As Seen On TV” technology that you use to get a six-pack while you're sitting on the couch eating Twinkies.

Instead, I think this technology is going to take the fitness world by storm. Pro athletes can train muscles they've never used before and retrain injured muscles while complete exercise beginners or those in rehab can lift weights without excess stress on the joints.

Again, the Katalyst suit is a total game-changer, and this thing is flying off the shelves now as folks discover the magic of EMS. Here's where you can get the Katalyst suit today (that link gives you "early access" to getting a unit for yourself).

But I also wanted to get the Founder and CEO of Katalyst - Bjoern Woltermann - on the show to take a deep dive into exactly how this new technology works.

 Bjoern is the Founder and CEO of Katalyst, a revolutionary home fitness product that can actually improve your fitness through every phase of life. Using proven Full-Body EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) technology, Katalyst removes common barriers to fitness like time, ability and motivation, and replaces them with a 20-minute, full-body workout that works with your body rather than against it.

Because there are no weights and no joint impact, Katalyst empowers all people to live longer, healthier and happier lives. A startup veteran and economist by trade, Bjoern was introduced to Full-Body EMS as a way to fit strength training into his busy travel schedule and to rehabilitate a back injury.

After training every Monday for six weeks, Bjoern was amazed to find himself both pain-free and in better physical shape than he had been in years. He soon realized that this technology had the potential to significantly improve millions of lives.

Driven by an innate desire to serve people, Bjoern founded Katalyst in 2015 to bring Full-Body EMS to the United States. Aside from Katalyst, Bjoern is a devoted husband and uncle who loves to travel the world and is committed to a healthy lifestyle.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Bjoern got interested in EMS...8:54

  • 2012, had a corporate job flying all over the world
  • This resulted in chronic back pain
  • Advised to strengthen core and lower back, otherwise serious injury would be incurred
  • Introduced to an EMS clinic (20 minute treatment is too good to be true)
  • Two different reactions: horribly uncomfortable or relatively manageable
  • Breathwork is important for the comfort level
  • After 6 weeks, he was pain free, no pain meds, etc.
  • Body Street studio EMS
  • EMS is far more popular in Germany than the U.S.

-Brief history of EMS training...15:10

  • BGF podcast w/ Jay Schroeder (old, may not be available)
  • Science discovered by Russians in the 60's
  • TENS treatment is a different treatment than EMS
  • Early 2000's, body transformer was a more efficient means of delivering EMS
  • First commercial device was around 2007
  • Used by elite soccer teams (athletes signed NDA's because of it worked so well)

-The science that backs up the efficacy of EMS...19:10

  • FDA-regulated category
  • Hurdles too high for manufacturer's to expand in the U.S.
  • Some European universities carry out 2-3 full-blown studies on EMS per year
  • Hockey players 1.5% faster after EMS
  • New way to activate muscles; easier to target specific muscle fibers

-Why EMS induces a high amount of soreness...23:20

  • Previously unused and dormant muscles
  • "No muscle left behind"
  • Much more complete muscle activation
  • Increasing the recruitment of muscle fibers in each rep
  • Get to exhaustive state of the muscle faster
  • Activate more muscle fibers at the same time - subconsciously this is how it's supposed to feel
  • Need extreme loads to activate fast-twitch muscle fibers or very quick movements w/ conventional weight training
  • Cardio mode causes the muscle to be active, transform energy into motion
  • Aerodyne bike is the ultimate EMS workout

-Why does the body get so hot in an EMS suit?...34:05

  • How much muscle activation is going on at a given time
  • A workout that takes over one hour is condensed into 20 minutes
  • Body simply needs to cool off
  • Water provides adequate conductivity

-Why different ranges of motion are used in EMS...37:00

  • No shortened muscle
  • No tension
  • One of Ben's training clients had knee pain disappear after using the Catalyst for a couple of sessiosn
  • Unused muscles are in a tight state, protective measure
  • Previously injured areas become loosened
  • Relax the muscle, get back to a natural function

-About the recovery setting on the Katalyst...40:45

  • Promotes blood flow
  • Very low frequency
  • Pumping effect to the muscles

-How EMS may affect longevity and anti-aging...42:20

  • Study of 100 women over age of 75
  • Two of the women dropped out, not because it was too stringent
  • Gained muscle mass, reversed atrophy
  • Increased walking speed 10-20%
    • Walking speed, grip strength and ability to get off the floor are good metrics for longevity
  • Gained bone density

-How to mix the regimens to get the most out of EMS...45:20

  • Do strength/power one day; followed by 10 minutes of cardio
  • Day 2, cardio only
  • Day 3-4, do strength again

-Topicals or cold packs that can improve the efficacy of EMS...47:30

  • BGF podcast w/ Jeff Spencer
  • Vasper machine

-How the EMS routines are conducted in real time...50:20

  • Things are in the works to do EMS detached from the current system
  • Trainers are actually getting the treatment while the user does
  • Roles of customer and trainer are very different
  • Immersive experience for the customer
  • The system learns over time
  • Levels are always individual to a person

-How to access the Katalyst and skip the waitlist...58:30

-And much more!


Resources from this episode:

-The Katalyst Full Body EMS Suit (click here for early access)

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Kion Refer a Friend

-Organifi Green Juice

-Therabody

-Butcher Box

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Jun 26, 2021
Q&A 430: How To Fix Bad Knees (Without Surgery), What *Really* Works For Weight Loss, Minimal Effective Dose Of Exercise, Carrot-Cake Smoothies & Much More!
01:11:54

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News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

-Most people's "bad knees" don't really need surgery to get fixed...10:35
-What *really* works for weight loss:  (the theme of "continuous monitoring" is what really stands out - what gets measured gets managed, folks)...21:00
-This artificial intelligence energy expenditure/calorie intake app is, based on their research and algorithms, one of the most accurate means out there to figure out how many calories per day you're burning/should be eating...26:30
-Want to maintain strength, endurance, muscle size and more in LIMITED time with minimal effective dose? Here's how: (and I'll be addressing a podcast in detail to spill all the beans for you)...27:45

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Listener Q&A:

How to increase NAD & NAD salvage pathways...38:20

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Jun 24, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 18 - Hope
13:14

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

Jun 20, 2021
Microdosing Psychedelics, How To Use LSD, Shrooms, Iboga & Other Plant Medicines, Legal Psilocybin Retreats, Truffles & Much More With Third Wave's Paul Austin.
01:16:34

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Paul F. Austin is a pioneer in the 21st century responsible use of psychedelics for healing, leadership and personal transformation.

He has been featured in BBCForbes, and Rolling Stone for his accomplishments in entrepreneurship regarding social awareness towards the benefits of microdosing psychedelics. Paul is the author of the book “Microdosing Psychedelics: A Practical Guide to Upgrade Your Life” and the founder of two companies in the emerging psychedelic space, Third Wave and Synthesis.

It all started with his personal 7-month microdosing protocol, through it Paul experienced the tangible benefits of microdosing LSD, including an acceleration of learning ability, easier access to flow states, and an improved sense of presence. His experience with microdosing inspired him to push for legitimizing psychedelic substances via the topic of microdosing. Most importantly, intentional psychedelic use helped him to further uncover his own truth, enabling an alignment of purpose and mission with contribution to community and society. Paul’s unconventional path has now placed him in a position to serve the lives of many millions through psychedelic education and literacy.

Two companies have been borne of Paul's mission: Third Wave and Synthesis. This led him to create “Third Wave” which explores pragmatic ways to change the cultural conversation around psychedelics, focusing on the intersection of science, psychedelics, and self-actualization. ‍ Within Third Wave, Paul leads his team in building an educational platform to ensure psychedelic substances become responsibly integrated into our metamodern cultural framework. Currently, Third Wave offers long-form psychedelic guides, online training focused on the skill of microdosing psychedelics, and an industry-best network of clinics and retreat providers, creating a space for individuals to come fully into their own agency, power, and autonomy.

In 2018, he co-founded Synthesis, and led several high-dose psilocybin truffle retreats, leading branding, marketing, and public relations before stepping back to focus on Third Wave full-time. Setting off at the age of 21 from West Michigan, Paul lived in five countries and traveled to 60+ over the span of six years before moving to New York City in August 2017.

Propelled by an insatiable curiosity for the unknown, Paul's travels led to an incredible expansion of being and growth, setting the stage for his professional career in psychedelic leadership and advocacy. Paul is often seeking balance between city and countryside: the unrelenting energy of big city life pared with the tranquility of nature. When not working, he loves to read, camp, drink espresso, steam himself silly in eucalyptus, and laugh at the irony of life. Third Wave began in 2015, with an intent of changing the cultural conversation around psychedelics. They offer free education, paid online courses, and peak performance coaching.

Paul's work there has been featured in the BBC, Forbes, and Rolling Stone. Synthesis is a legal psilocybin retreat outside of Amsterdam. For many clients, attending Synthesis is a profound and meaningful experience, one that leads to improved well-being and significant clarity on purpose and direction. Outside of Paul's entrepreneurial endeavors, he speaks about the intersection of psychedelics, personal transformation, and professional success.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-All the cool gadgets that Paul and Ben and using today...10:50

-The story of the 3rd wave...12:50

-Responsible micro-dosing...23:25

-Paul's micro-dosing protocol...45:35

-Combining substances and technologies for optimization...52:05

-About the Synthesis retreat, the legal psilocybin retreat center...55:40

-The importance of integration in Psychedelic assisted psychotherapy...1:03:20

-Upcoming 3rd wave coach certification program...1:14:50

Episode sponsors:

-Boundless Cookbook

-Kion Dark Roast Coffee

-Joovv

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Paul Austin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/paulaustin and one of us will reply!

Jun 19, 2021
The 2 Most Potent Hair Growth & Hair Loss Reversal Molecules Known To Humankind: C60 & GHK-CU - A Big Hair Podcast With Auxano's Jay Campbell & Nick Andrews.
01:11:15

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As I was recently reading in a fashion magazine, hair has always been the primary indication of confidence for most men. When you consider that two-thirds of men see hair thinning by the age of thirty-five, and men’s hair restoration is a $1.5 billion industry, you began to understand how much confidence is contributed to a man’s hair.

But why?

In a Canadian survey conducted by researcher Rosemary Ricciardelli, men identified hair as being the primary link between their youth and attractiveness. Ricciardelli observed how men with a full head of hair — even the ones who weren’t particularly otherwise attractive — go out of their way to bring attention to their hair when meeting someone new.

These full-haired men tended to be more relaxed and confident in demeanor when dealing with other individuals because they feel like they represent the standard for the ideal man.

Ricciardelli helped prove this theory by asking the participants to physically describe their ideal male figure. All of the participants described men who were clean-cut with a full head of hair. We’re unconsciously groomed (pun totally intended) and conditioned (ha!) to think that a healthy man has a full head of hair. But how does this psychologically affect the way men actually feel in their hair? Perhaps a full head of hair reassures them of their healthy biological standing. Maybe the loss of hair reminds men of their mortal vulnerability.

Even men with gray hair prefer the color change over balding.

Beards also matter, as facial hair is also a key part of men’s self-identification. In one study, men with facial hair were considered more aggressive than clean-shaven men. Both men and women found men with facial hair to be more masculine, with a higher social status, than men who were clean-shaven.

More interestingly, men who are bald tend to accentuate their facial hair as compensation for balding. With the double whammy of baldness and facial hair, a man’s masculine appeal could be through the roof. So, to continue on the topic of hair and beard health in men (and the former in women too) that I visited on my recent podcast with Dr. Cameron Chesnut, I decided to continue to explore the topic of hair optimization.

My first guest, Jay Campbell, who first joined me on the podcast "Is Metformin Really Dangerous, Little-Known Peptides For Muscle Gain & Fat Loss, Testosterone Replacement Therapy & Much More!" is a 4x international best selling author, men’s physique champion, co-founder of Aseir Custom and founder of the Jay Campbell Brand and Podcast.

He is also a a Champion Men’s Physique Competitor and the best selling author of the Testosterone Optimization Bible and of The Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy Manual: How to Optimize Your Testosterone for Lifelong Health and Happiness. He also wrote a very popular article on my website entitled Testosterone Decoded, Shattering Testosterone Myths (& Everything You Need To Know About Testosterone Optimization Therapy).

As a global influencer on health optimization and raising human consciousness, Jay is no-nonsense, authentic, and fearless in his servant mission of leading humanity towards the Golden Age. Since returning from 12 days in The Sacred Valley of Peru, he's recently experienced a profound awareness of the importance of #RaisingTheVibration of humanity to reach planetary consciousness aka unconditional love. J

ay also introduced me to the company "Aseir", which he cofounded along with Nick Andrews (see below). Aseir makes a copper peptide GHK-CU and Carbon 60 (C60) (first explored in my epic podcast with Ian Mitchell you can get Aseir's Auxano for yourself with 15% discount code BEN15).

Also on this podcast is Jay's partner in crime Nick Andrews. As one of the world's top peptide product formulators, Nick draws from his 20+ years of expertise in the pharma world to develop industry leading peptide cosmeceuticals.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The history of how Aseir got started...07:10

-How CHK-Cu works...13:35

-How Carbon 60 aids in hair growth...20:40

-What roles testosterone and DHT play in hair loss...29:20

-The best way to use Auxano products for optimal results...46:20

-Other peptides or bio-regulators that might be useful...54:15

-The psychological link between having hair and perceived masculinity...57:15

-Additional products Jay and Nick recommend...59:40

-And much more...

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Nick, Jay or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/hairgrowth and one of us will reply!

Jun 17, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter - 17 - Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
09:41

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

Jun 13, 2021
How To Become A "Sheepdog," Grappling With Weapons, Making Yourself Harder To Kill, Are There Fringe Navy SEAL Smart Drugs & Much More With Tim Kennedy.
01:18:00

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My wife and I recently immersed ourselves in a three-day close quarter combat and firearm and personal defense training course called "Sheepdog-Response".

We experienced hours upon hours of grappling, close quarter combat, situational awareness, firearm training and much more.

We were feeling a bit sore and beat up at the end, but definitely more prepared for any “curveballs” life may throw at us. I think these types of skills, along with skills such as wilderness survival, plant foraging, hunting, etc. are really good ways to ensure that one is prepared for life in general.

I was so impressed with the course, that I decided to get the founder of Sheepdog, Tim Kennedy, on the podcast to talk about it, and much, much more.

If you haven't heard of Tim, then you definitely need to know about this guy.

Tim is a retired American mixed martial artist and current soldier.

A fighting professional from 2001 until 2016, he has fought in the UFC, Strikeforce, the WEC, ShoMMA, HDNet Fights, and represented the Chicago Red Bears in the IFL.

Kennedy is one of the few fighters to simultaneously serve in the United States Army while also fighting professionally. He also is a television host, producer, and entrepreneur. Tim completed Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, Airborne School, Special Forces Assessment and Selection and the Special Forces Qualification Course.

In 2007, he completed Ranger School and was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, where he served on an Operational Detachments Alpha. During this time he was also a sniper, sniper instructor, and the principal combatives instructor for C Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. Kennedy deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom multiple times.

In August 2009, Kennedy transitioned from active duty to the Texas Army National Guard's 19th Special Forces Group and served in the position of Special Forces Weapons Sergeant.

Among Kennedy's multiple awards are the Army's Bronze Star Medal with V device, which was awarded for valor under fire. He is now an active, Ranger qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other locations around the globe. He was host of the History Channel television series Hunting Hitler which explores alternative theories about Adolf Hitler's death.

He also hosted the show on Discovery Channel Hard to Kill, which he attempted to explore a day in the life of the world's most dangerous occupations. He produced the TV documentary Not a War Story in 2017 and helped co-produce Warriors in 2014, and also produced and hosted Iron Dragon TV. He’s made appearances on Deadliest Warrior and The Ultimate Soldier Challenge.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The inspiration behind Sheepdog Response training...12:40

-What to expect in the Sheepdog training course...23:35

-What a Sheepdog trained person might carry on them in public...28:45

-The importance of jiu jitsu in combat training...38:15-How real world experience makes Sheepdog training legit...43:55

-How Sheepdog Response vets attendees for the program...48:40

-Real life examples of Sheepdog attendees using their training...54:35

-Fringe smart drugs, supplements and secrets of the Sheepdog Response team...1:01:15

-The most dangerous and impressive occupation in filming "Hard To Kill"...1:07:10

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Refer a Friend

-Organifi Green Juice

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Butcher Box

Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Tim Kennedy or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Jun 12, 2021
How Long Can We Live?, The Knight's Templar Longevity Diet, How To Have Bigger Babies, How *Not* To Exercise, The Best Morning Meditation & Journaling Practice & Much More!
51:55

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I spend a lot of time talking to other people on my podcast... ...but I'm not going to do that today. Instead, today is going to be just me talking to you—a special episode that I affectionately call a solosode. Anyways, I spend most mornings sipping my morning beverage (whether that's coffee or tea or Lion's Mane), reviewing the latest research on topics such as longevity, caffeine, and exercise. This is because while I've written about nearly every health-related subject matter in the past, what we know is constantly evolving. Today is my chance to share a few of the latest goodies with you. So without further adieu, let's delve right in!

In this special solosode, you'll discover...

-What we can learn from supercentenarians...07:55

-The Knights Templar diet for longevity...13:40

-How to time caffeine intake for optimal oxidation and aerobic capacity...18:25

-Omega-3 supplementation in pregnancy for bigger babies and children...22:30

-Why HIIT is not the way to train...28:40

-The relationship between exercise and having a purpose statement...33:10

-Ben's morning journaling practice...35:35

-Ben's evening journaling practice...44:00

-Where to see Ben LIVE...48:05

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

 
 
 
 

Got questions for me regarding what I talked about in today's episode? Leave a comment at bengreenfieldfitness.com/junesolosode and I'll reply!

Jun 10, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 16 - How To Listen To Your Body
07:10

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

Jun 06, 2021
Why You're Probably Mineral Deficient If You Eat A "Healthy" Diet, How Coffee & Ketosis Affect Your Mineral Status, Is Himalayan Salt Toxic, The Best Bottled Waters & More: The Mineral Fix With James DiNicolantonio.
01:03:28

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Micronutrient deficiencies are widespread across the globe in both developed and developing countries. These deficiencies pose a serious threat to long-term health and longevity. Deficiencies in key minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, increase the risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people in the United States has at least 10 minerals in which they are deficient: potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, selenium, chromium, molybdenum, and boron.

The Mineral Fix: How to Optimize Your Mineral Intake for Energy, Longevity, Immunity, Sleep and More is a new book on this matter—a comprehensive guide about the role of essential minerals in the human diet. It includes information on all 17 of the essential minerals that humans need for proper physiological function and survival as well as the 5 possibly essential minerals that also have an important role in overall health.

The author of The Mineral Fix and my guest on this podcast, Dr. James DiNicolantonio, is a Doctor of Pharmacy and a cardiovascular research scientist. A well-respected and internationally known scientist and an expert on health and nutrition, Dr. DiNicolantonio has contributed extensively to health policy and has testified in front of the Canadian Senate regarding the harms of added sugars.

You can follow Dr. DiNicolantonio on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

You can also visit his website at drjamesdinic.com.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Why adding salt might be a good thing...09:23

-Why healthy people might be more mineral deficient...09:55

-Why glycine may help mitigate negative effects of damage...12:50

-Why Ben puts a teaspoon of salt in his coffee...15:45

-What makes the 17 essential minerals essential..21:00

-Mineral replenishment for adrenal fatigue and exercise recovery...23:35

-The importance of getting a full spectrum of essential minerals and sodium intake...27:05

-The best way to test for all 17 essential minerals...28:30

-Why drinking soft water might make you mineral deficient...33:05

-The top commercial mineral water products...38:00

-James' go-to salt brands...44:30

-Practical ways to fix mineral deficiencies...50:00

-Bicarbonates and electrolyte balance...55:20

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Colostrum 

-Organifi Red Juice

-Four Sigmatic

Vuori

Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for James or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mineralfix and one of us will reply!

Jun 05, 2021
Q&A 429: The Best Anti-Aging Measurement, A Pre-Big-Meal Weight Loss Hack, Banana Peel Tea For Sleep, The Long Term Health Effects Of "The Pill" & Much More!
01:11:59

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News Flashes: Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

  • The best anti-aging measurement one could ever do, and it's not expensive...13:55
  • Exercise + sane amounts of calorie restriction definitely effective at reducing inflammation...19:50
  • Ladies...the PILL increases inflammation, FYI...26:45
  • Pretty surprising how much weight training can decrease muscle glycogen levels...good for low-carb dieters or folks trying to optimize performance (or control blood sugar) to know...38:15
  • Anybody out there try "banana peel tea" for sleep? Good results? ...44:50

Special Announcements...

-The Boundless Cookbook: Optimize your physical and mental performance with nutritious and delicious Greenfield family recipes. This is your roadmap to a culinary journey that includes ancient food and wild game preparation tactics, biohacked smoothies, meat rubs, cocktails, desserts, and beyond—without any restrictive diet, limited ingredients, or tasteless “health foods”! Pre-order yours today here!

Check out Ben on Instagram for epic posts and photos about his morning, day, and evening routines, recipes, and much more!

Follow Ben on Twitter for daily news flashes and the latest health, fitness, and anti-aging research.

Join Ben's Facebook page for conversations with listeners and even more useful information, posts, and support!


This podcast is brought to you by:

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-Thrive Market

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Listener Q&A:

-Does Heat Affect Blood Glucose Levels...48:40

-Effects Of Long-Term Oral Contraceptive Use...53:00

-Best Tips For Joint Health, Recovery, And Injury Prevention...58:50

Links to all articles and resources mentioned are at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/429

Jun 03, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 15 - Bones Of Steel
43:35

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

May 30, 2021
The Most Mind-Blowing Information On Heart Disease You'll Ever Hear: Understanding The Heart (Uncommon Insights Into Our Most Commonly Diseased Organ) - Part 2 With Stephen Hussey.
01:06:41

bengreenfieldfitness.com/understandingtheheart2

As I've mentioned several times before on podcasts this year, I recently read what I consider to be the best book I've ever read on cardiovascular health.

Before this point, my top book recommendation would probably have been. Dr. Thomas Cowan's Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, ideally paired with a listen to my own big show on all the different ways to test, analyze and medically quantify your heart health, which you can listen to in the episode titled "The Best Way To Test How Healthy Your Heart Is: Ben Greenfield Undergoes A Complete Advanced Cardiac Evaluation & Reports The Surprising Results!". Anyways, this newest book is called Understanding the Heart: Uncommon Insights into Our Most Commonly Diseased Organ.

The author, Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner. He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR.

He is a health coach, speaker, and the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and of course now, Understanding the Heart: Uncommon Insights into Our Most Commonly Diseased Organ.

Dr. Hussey guides clients from around the world back to health by using ancestral wisdom and the latest research. In his down time he likes to be outdoors, playing sports, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife and their pets. During our show, you'll learn the fascinating history of heart disease, why the naked mole rat is important in understanding heart health, where water, infrared light, aspirin, ketones, magnesium oubain and other little-known heart health "hacks" fit in, and a BIG surprise towards the end of this two part podcast series.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Why the heart gets the cream of the crop when it comes to our fat...07:40

-What is a lean mass hyper-responder...13:25

-How statins work and issues with CoQ10...19:30

-Why Aspirin may be a bad idea...29:35

-Ouabain and Strophanthis...33:10

-How chiropractic therapy can improve heart health...37:25

-Best practices for maintaining a healthy heart...44:30

-Why Stephen refers to Western medicine as "two-faced medicine"...46:35

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Paleo Valley Organ Complex

-Kion Memorial Day Sale

-Butcher Box

-Chili Technologies

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Stephen Hussey or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/understandingtheheart2 and one of us will reply!

May 29, 2021
The Most Mind-Blowing Information On Heart Disease You'll Ever Hear - Understanding The Heart (Uncommon Insights Into Our Most Commonly Diseased Organ) - Part 1 With Stephen Hussey.
01:14:37

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/understandingtheheart

As I've mentioned several times before on podcasts this year, I recently read what I consider to be the best book I've ever read on cardiovascular health.

Before this point, my top book recommendation would probably have been Dr. Thomas Cowan's Human Heart, Cosmic Heart, ideally paired with a listen to my own big show on all the different ways to test, analyze and medically quantify your heart health, which you can listen to in the episode titled "The Best Way To Test How Healthy Your Heart Is: Ben Greenfield Undergoes A Complete Advanced Cardiac Evaluation & Reports The Surprising Results!".

Anyways, this newest book is called Understanding the Heart: Uncommon Insights into Our Most Commonly Diseased Organ.

The author, Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner. He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR.

He is a health coach, speaker, and the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health, and of course now, Understanding the Heart: Uncommon Insights into Our Most Commonly Diseased Organ.

Dr. Hussey guides clients from around the world back to health by using ancestral wisdom and the latest research. In his down time he likes to be outdoors, playing sports, reading, writing, and spending time with his wife and their pets. During our show, you'll learn the fascinating history of heart disease, why the naked mole rat is important in understanding heart health, where water, infrared light, aspirin, ketones, magnesium oubain and other little-known heart health "hacks" fit in, and a BIG surprise towards the end of this two part podcast series.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Stephen's morning heart routine...07:50

-The first ever recorded incidences of heart disease...09:50

-What the naked mole rat can teach us about heart health...15:20

-How an imbalanced vagus nerve can impact the fuel of the heart...25:10

-The role of ketones in people with heart failure...37:00

-Structured water and what role it plays in our bodies...42:15

-How to enhance the efficacy of structured water in your body...53:30

-Why it's incorrect to think of the heart as a pump...57:30

-Heart failure summarized...1:05:45

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Memorial Day Sale

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Organifi Green Juice

-Ra Optics

-Levels Health

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Stephen Hussey or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

May 27, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 14 - My Father's World
22:47

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

May 23, 2021
How Musicians Stay Fit, Why Meditation Is Crucial, Should You Try To Live Forever, Shroomies & More With Mike D Of The Beastie Boys.
01:16:42

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Michael Louis Diamond, better known as Mike D, is an American rapper and founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. As part of the Beastie Boys, Diamond rapped, sung, and played drums. In 1979, Mike D co-founded the band The Young Aborigines. In 1981, Adam Yauch, aka MCA, a friend and follower of the band, became their bass player, and on the suggestion of their then-guitar player, John Berry, the band changed their name to the Beastie Boys. By 1983, Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) joined, and the Beastie Boys sound began to shift away from punk to hip hop. A friend of theirs, and former podcast guest of mine, New York University student Rick Rubin (aka “DJ Double R”) - who first introduced me to Mike D - was an early turntablist for the Beastie Boys before becoming a world-renowned record producer and label mogul.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Ben and Mike talk about how music relates to health...06:30

-Mike's first experience with the 5 Tibetan Rites...14:20

-How Mike dealt with the physically demanding nature of performance and touring...19:10

-How the discovery of yoga led Mike a new consciousness of health...33:00

-Ben and Mike's discussion on healthy habits during family time ...40:15

-How Mike's meditation practice has evolved and what it looks like now...42:35

-Mike's morning routine...46:45

-Mike quizzes Ben on the best adaptogenic mushrooms...52:20

-Mike's pet-peeve about anti-aging...53:30

-Why having children may result in less of an 'anti-aging obsession'...58:20

-The "non-negotiables" for Mike's spiritual and physical health...1:03:55

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Kion Flex

-Chili Technologies

-Powerdot

-Ra Optics

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Mike D or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/miked and one of us will reply!

May 22, 2021
How A 9 Year Old Created A 20 Year Plan To Play In The NFL, How To Move So People Can't Take Their Eyes Off You, Parenting Tips For Raising Impactful Children & More With Bo Eason.
01:04:31

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Speaker, performer, author and my guest on today's show, Bo Eason, started his career in the NFL, as a top pick for the Houston Oilers and continuing on with the San Francisco 49ers. During his 5-year career, Bo competed beside and against some of the greatest players of his generation.

In 2001, Bo wrote and performed his one-man play, Runt of the Litter, which opened in New York to rave reviews. The New York Times called it “One of the most powerful plays in the last decade.” Bo toured with the play in over 50 cities and it is now being adapted as a major motion picture. In his quest for excellence on the stage, Bo trained with some of the world’s most brilliant performance and movement coaches, Larry Moss and Jean-Louis Rodrigue.

Bo now draws from their techniques and wisdom to coach others to be excellent presenters and storytellers. Bo is dedicated to helping others tap the power of their personal story and become effective, persuasive communicators. He delivered his keynotes and workshops to groups such as Protective Life Insurance, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Morgan Stanley, and Young Presidents Association.

Bo has also appeared as a guest on shows like Bill Maher, Fox Sports Net, ESPN, The Rosie O’Donnell Show and CNN. Bo got the opportunity to share his life experiences and inspirational lessons with the world! Bo wrote There’s No Plan B For Your A-Game because he truly believes that anyone has the ability to be great.

His book uses inspiring, practical, and real-world guidance, coupled with absolute accountability to teach anyone how to be the best in the world at what they do: the best leader, the best business owner, the best athlete, the best artist, the best partner, the best parent. Recently, I spoke at one of Bo's events, and also had a chance to drop by his house for an intriguing and inspiring podcast.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Bo's "Best"program stemmed from his upbringing...06:00

-How Bo improved his speed ...16:30

-How Bo's unique movements influence his stage presence...19:40

-The one key element in making Bo's play so successful...25:30

-Why the FBI and CIA needed Jean-Louis's training...32:10

-Why the way we walk into a room matters...40:55

-How Bo uses storytelling, voice timbre, tone and inflection to capture audiences...44:40

-The bridge between the hero's journey and great stories...51:00

-What Bo does to influence his children to go after their dreams...55:30

-And much more...

Resources from this episode:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Flex

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Thrive Market

-Beekeeper's Naturals

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Bo Eason or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/boeason and one of us will reply!

May 20, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 13 - Breathtaking
16:52

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

May 16, 2021
Cookie Farts, Sex For Exercise, New Biohacks, Pre-Workout Stacks, Morning Vs. Evening Workouts, Calorie Counting & More With Max Lugavere & Crosby Tailor.
01:27:11

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 On a recent trip to LA, I had a chance to sit down with my friends Max Lugavere and Crosby Tailor for an absolute geekfest jam packed with our top of tools, tactics, tips and nutrition/training/life/spiritual/relationship "hacks" of late, recorded as sort of a roundtable, each of us going one at a time, with plenty o' "rabbit holing" as we talk through all of our latest self-optimization strategies.

So who are these guys?

Crosby Tailor is a represented fashion model and graduated college football athlete turned biohacker and sugar-free dessert chef. Crosby believes that everyone is different, and therefore, not just one diet or lifestyle will work for the majority. Crosby has tried every diet fad from going vegan, the body ecology diet, hardcore paleo, the alkaline diet, as well as super high fat ketogenic, and never felt completely balanced or satisfied, but there were things he absolutely loved from each lifestyle.

So he decided to take bits of information that upgraded his life, from each of his favorite wellness mentors like Dave Asprey, Mark Sisson, David Wolfe, Charles Poliquin, Dr. Axe, Dr. Adamo, among many more, and specifically “Tailor” his lifestyle with what resonated best to increase his overall vibration and quality of living. He realized that nothing will ever be perfect, and that its about playing the best hand possible from the cards we were given, accepting what is, and celebrating how different we all really are.

This would have never been possible if he didn’t learn to intuit what he needed, explore the proper research, and embark upon a trial and error period of learning what worked for him and what didn’t, in order to further the positive development of his mind, body, and soul. Crosby is not a doctor, nor is he here to make certain health claims, but instead share information that he has gathered over time, that might help you make your own best decisions for self improvement.

Crosby is also the creator behind Crosby’s Cookies, “Eat Dessert Burn Fat,” a sugar, gluten, and grain free dessert company born from a labor of love. He hacked the dessert world and has come up with hundreds of recipes from cookies, cupcakes, donuts, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, ice creams, and chocolates! Every recipe is boosted with superfoods and beneficial ingredients that serve a purpose for your health. Crosby hopes to take you back to the inherent pleasures that abounded before refined sugar took over.

Max Lugavere is a filmmaker, health and science journalist and the author of the New York Times best-seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, published in 8 languages around the globe. He is also the host of the #1 iTunes health podcast The Genius Life.

Lugavere appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. He has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, has been featured on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, and in The New York Times and People Magazine.

He is an internationally sought-after speaker and has given talks at South by Southwest, TEDx, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Biohacker Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, and many others. From 2005-2011, Lugavere was a journalist for Al Gore’s Current TV.

He lives in New York City and Los Angeles. I have also podcasted with Max in the past on the following episodes:

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Why farting in public has been unfairly stigmatized...05:30

-How Omega 3s affect gut health...14:45

-Nutrition Habits that Max, Crosby and Ben implement daily...18:40

-How to identify calorie dense vs. calorie sparse foods...32:00

-Why sex is the best exercise...39:05

-Peptides that Ben, Max and Crosby use...42:15

-Go-to technology biohacks...44:35

-Technology Devices that stimulate different brainwave states...55:35

-How they nurture the communities in their home towns during COVID...1:06:15

-How panic porn degrades the immune system...1:12:45

-Healthy and unhealthy ways to unpack our baggage...1:15:30

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

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Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Max, Crosby or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

May 15, 2021
Biotransformation, Why Your Body Is A Giant “Excretion Machine”, The Danger Of Wearables, Air, Water, Light, Sound & EMF Optimization & Much More With Dr. Anthony Beck.
01:13:18

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Dr. Anthony Beck, who first appeared on my show in the podcast entitled "The Danger Of ‘Shrooms, Eating & Supplementing “Seasonally”, Whether Lectins Are Really Bad For You & Much More With Dr. Anthony G. Beck!", is an author, speaker, and leader in the medical world with over 20 years experience in the areas of Functional Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Exercise Physiology.

He maintains four national medical board certifications, is the Medical Director for Task Force Dagger Foundation (which provides benevolent health care for U.S. military special forces operators and their families), is the founder and chief medical officer for Balance Protocol Institute, is the founder and CEO of Helion Nutraceuticals, and is also the CEO of Hydration Solutions Inc. 

As a physician who has practiced Functional Medicine for over 20 years, Dr. Anthony G. Beck doesn’t merely manage diseases—he helps people resolve them. 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 well-being.

Even more importantly, Dr. Beck looks to educate and empower patients to demand a higher level of care from their health care providers. Dr. Beck’s methods involve an array of aspects including a healthful lifestyle design, individualized nutrition, hormone balancing, resolving immune dysfunction and hidden infectious diseases, extensive laboratory and functional testing, detoxification, and preventative medicine.

In this podcast, we discuss Dr. Beck's unique Balance Prime approach to health and medicine, include his top tips for optimizing your air, light, water, sound, EMF, food and much more!

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Cancel culture hits home...07:30

-Anthony's old-school learning process vs. Dr. Google...11:35

-About the Balance Protocol Method...15:05

-Biotransformation 101...18:55

-How the body is "one giant excretion machine"...26:50

-The oil which lubes the machine that is Dr. Anthony Beck...35:05

-Anthony's water filtration set up...44:45

- Why you may want to avoid wearing some of the more popular wearables on the market...50:35

- How Anthony uses sound to tune and tone his body...54:10

- Why Anthony isn't completely sold on the concept of BioGeometry...1:00:00

- Mineral and electrolyte imbalances addressed...1:04:40

- Anthony's Balance Protocol Program break down...1:08:00

-And much more!

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Anthony Beck or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/primepodcast and one of us will reply!

May 13, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 12 - Prayer
33:59

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

May 09, 2021
Why The Way You Think About Time Might Be Wrong, Hacking Your Subconscious, The Perfect Morning Energy Routine & More: Reality Revolution With Brian Scott
01:16:14

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I recently read a book called The Reality Revolution: The Mind-Blowing Movement to Hack Your Reality.

It was really good.

Specifically, it did a great job "mashing up" in one title a ton of the energy flow and body enhancement routines, subconscious reprogramming, meditation and visualization tactics and much more in a very practical and easy to understand way, written and explained by someone who has obviously done this stuff for a long time.

The author's name is Brian Scott, and he's my guest on today's podcast.

Brian is an author, motivational speaker, thought leader, life coach, transformation coach, influencer, podcast host for the reality revolution podcast and the laptop lifestyle podcast, and he is also an artist.

He has studied and worked on consciousness expansion for over 20 years. His primary goal is to find that spark to and unleash your greatest potential.

Brian helps people overcome obstacles, unlock abundance, improve their health and improve their relationships. He incorporates basic to advanced strategies and technologies such as meditation, hypnosis, qi gong, reality transurfing, sensory deprivation, virtual reality, mind tech, quantum jumping, reality shifting, yoga, energy psychology, luck coaching, NLP, Silva Mind Control, and biohacking. After walking away unscathed from a near-fatal shooting in his home, Brian began a fanatical search for answers.

He deepened his research into parallel realities, quantum mechanics, and consciousness to uncover what happened in his close call with death.

Along the way, he developed a series of techniques capable of creating profound transformations.

In The Reality Revolution: The Mind-Blowing Movement to Hack Your Reality, Brian introduces you to the techniques that have helped his clients find lasting love, create wealth, and revitalize health.

You’ll learn how to surf through parallel realities and unlock the power of your mind through a mix of researched and science-backed techniques like qi gong, meditation, quantum jumping, energy work, and reality transsurfing. If you’re ready to create an incredible reality for yourself, this book shows you the way, and we have a great discussion about it on today's show.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Brian's name change created an identity transformation...09:45

-How a near death experience led Brian toward his journey...12:11

-The big mistake people make about time...18:20

-Is intuition your future self talking back to you?...27:20

-Why slackers always get lucky...30:00

-Using anchoring to change your reality...38:50

-EcoMeditation...43:50

-Brian's energy flow manipulation routine...46:00

-The 5 Tibetan Rites...49:25

-Intention setting and your Reticular Activating System...1:00:00

-Brian's downloadable meditations...1:06:45

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Kion Lean

-Paleo Valley Organ Complex

-Water and Wellness

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Brian Scott or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/realityrevolution and one of us will reply!

May 08, 2021
The Renegade Breathing Mastermind Behind The Crazy Holotropic Breathing Protocol I Do In My Sauna (& Biohacking Breathwork, Best Foods For Breathhold Time, Dangers Of Wim Hof & Much More!).
01:22:04

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I met my friend Niraj Naik (the same guy who invented the crazy holotropic-style breathwork protocol I do in my sauna) inside a sauna in Estonia, Finland, where he led me and one of my buddies through an "omming" breathwork protocol, and I've been hooked on him as my "go to guy" for breath work ever since.

He joined me first on the podcast "The Renegade Pharmacist: How To Increase The Effects Of Psilocybin, The Secrets Of Colostrum, Fixing Constipation With Breathwork & More" and also invented the breath work routine that I took my boys and I through and detail in the article "How To Blast You (And Your Child's!) Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Resilience Through The Roof With Breathwork". He also recently designed an extraordinary 8 day breath work course called "SOMABreathFit" that my boys and I also just did - a course that combines fitness, sleep protocols, meditation protocols and much more in a simple-to-implement, done-for-you short daily program. 

Niraj comes from a background of working long hours for several years as a community pharmacist. Becoming a certified “legal drug dealer” at the ripe age of 24, he got to witness first-hand, many clients going home with shopping bags full of drugs each month, rarely getting better and usually going on to suffer from other diseases.

He also learned of the debilitating side effects of the prescription medications which drove many of the patients to have to take more and more drugs to ease the side effects. Curious to find ways to improve his own health, he attended several health seminars and discovered an in-depth approach on how to reach optimum health and vitality by understanding the true origin of disease and how to prevent it.

After experiencing great benefits with his own health, Niraj was motivated to devise a scheme to see if he could also help his suffering patients. He incorporates a lifestyle plan called his "healthy shopping lists" that includes simple food swaps, tools and websites to support their specific conditions.

Within two weeks he received testimonials from patients who were starting to get better and within a few months some being able to lower their dosages or completely come off their medications. After an arduous battle trying to get his novel approach accepted into the mainstream that resulted in a lot of stress and disillusionment, in 2010 he was diagnosed with a stress-related illness, ulcerative colitis, that left him housebound for over 10 months.

He was told by doctors and nurses there existed no cure and he would need to be on medication for the rest of his life. Like his patients, Niraj suffered from side effects of his medication to the point he felt completely hopeless and even suicidal. He was then left with a choice that would be a major turning point in his life. Test out a new drug or have his colon removed. He decided to choose option 3, a path not yet known by conventional medicine. So began his search to learn from people who had great success with either curing themselves or others from chronic illness.

He learned a combination of natural treatments including Ayurvedic practices and dietary recommendations from Paleo and Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). He studied healing methods through meditation, yoga and mind power techniques like self-hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). He even discovered the powerful techniques of sound and music therapy as tools for reducing stress and promoting self-healing. Niraj finally broke free from the burdens of his illness, without medication. The experience of illness has allowed him to completely re

invent his life and discover a new passion for helping others to do the same. His specialty is helping people recover, prevent or reduce the dependency for longterm medication for the metabolic diseases of diabetes, heart disease and obesity as well as autoimmune disease where stress is an underlining factor in the cause.

Niraj is now a professional musician, holistic health expert and entrepreneur. He runs several successful websites that help others who suffer from stress-related, chronic diseases through his self-composed, captivating meditation music and online courses.

Niraj has composed music for healing centers, spas and therapists worldwide.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Niraj's personal history and what makes his programs unique...06:50

-What mainstream yoga practices get wrong...21:45

-How CO2 has been thrown under the bus...33:15

-Where Wim Hof gets it wrong...36:10

-Breath work combined w/ hyperbaric treatment?...45:45

-Combining modern science w/ ancient wisdom when it comes to breath work...50:35

-Why humming is an important part of Niraj's training...55:30

-The importance of the control pause tactic...59:55

-What happens at Niraj's live clinics...1:04:05

-How diet affects your breath...1:12:45

-And much more!

-Episode Sponsors

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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Niraj or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/niraj2 and one of us will reply!

May 06, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 11 - How to Read the Most Important Book in the World
23:09

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

May 02, 2021
Q&A 428: Sex Before Exercise, Heavy Vs. Light Water, Jack Kruse's Leptin & Vitamin D Protocols, How To Lower Blood Glucose, Exercising With A Pacemaker & Much More!
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Is Jack Kruse a quack?...37:15

Chris asks: What are your thoughts on Dr. Jack Kruse's comments on Vitamin D protocols, or leptin protocols?

The craziest bio hack Ben has done that didn't work...45:35

Q: Bryce asks: What are your thoughts around insulin synthesizing using 8-hydroxy-dihydroberberine?

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May 01, 2021
Anti-Aging, Hair Growth, Gray Hair, Baldness, Beauty Myths & Beauty Truths, Dermarolling vs. Microneedling, Scars & Stretch Marks, Testosterone, DHT & Much More With Dr. Cameron Chesnut.
01:21:49

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I get a ton of questions about hair growth, grey hair, male and female pattern baldness (alopecia), skin beauty treatments, scar and stretch mark fixes, beauty "biohacks," and beyond.

So I figured it was high time to get an expert on the show to unpack all of this. His name is Dr. Cameron Chesnut.

Dr. Chesnut and I have quite a history. We've known each other since way back in our Ironman triathlon competition days, grew up in the same general region of Northern Idaho/Eastern Washington, and have recently reconnected as brothers with similar interests in fitness, health, nutrition, spirituality, biohacking, beauty, and beyond.

Dr. Chesnut recently opened a brand spankin' new biohacking facility in Spokane, WA called "ÔPTIM," which is a fully comprehensive health optimization practice, combining a revolutionary blend of functional medicine and regenerative modalities in a way that offers you unparalleled wellness.

Recently at a dinner, Dr. Chesnut was enlightening me on common myths and tips regarding hair growth (based on my recent project of growing out my hair, and potentially, magically sprouting a beard), and also showing me all the other cool toys they have at Optim, such as hormone optimization, cryotherapy, laser, and other photobiomodulation treatments, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treaments, hyperbaric oxygen, IV's stem cells, and beyond—so I figured we could geek out on a podcast.

So who is he, exactly?

Dr. Chesnut is recognized worldwide as a key opinion leader and innovator in both minimally invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He was fellowship-trained in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, laser surgery, and Mohs micrographic surgery at UCLA, training in the most demanding cosmetic and surgical environments of Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.

His fellowship at UCLA featured a rigorous, full integration of plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and dermatologic surgery. Through this one-of-a-kind integration, Dr. Chesnut is a well-rounded and cross-pollinated surgeon.

He has an unparalleled foundation in skin cancer treatment, plastic reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery, as well as laser and aesthetic dermatology. Dr. Chesnut is an international expert on both the art and science of facial aging, utilizing an approach that relies not just on surgery but addresses all aspects of aging.

He loves to utilize this knowledge and skill of cosmetic surgery to improve the results of his skin cancer patients during their plastic reconstructions.

A leader in the fields of dermatologic and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Chesnut is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning speaker and has been invited by his peers to present throughout the world on numerous cosmetic and reconstructive topics. He is a regular contributor to the surgical literature, continues to author numerous book chapters, and has been recognized for his research and innovation in cosmetic surgery, lasers, and noninvasive treatments.

A native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Dr. Chesnut has returned home to the Inland Northwest. He graduated with Honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed his dermatology residency at UCLA where he was selected as the Chief Resident and subsequently was selected for the integrated Procedural Dermatology Fellowship, also at UCLA.

Outside of surgery, Dr. Chesnut enjoys active time with his wife, Aubree, and his children Torin, Tatum, and Callum. He is an avid surfer, passionate skier, loves beach volleyball, tennis, and playing on the river.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-The fringe micro-needling treatment Cameron did on Ben before their recording...4:30

- What to expect after Cameron's PRP treatment...9:25

- Cameron's background...13:25

- All the cool gadgets inside Cameron's ÔPTIM Clinic...18:25

- Pros and cons of derma-rolling...21:20

-  Supplements demystified...33:15

- Iron and copper contributing to grey hair...41:30

- If butter on the scalp can bring back hair...53:00

- How exosomes enhances the effects of hair growth...1:00:50

- How do hair transplants work?...1:03:50

- How Cameron treats scars and stretch marks...1:06:15

- How much therapy is too much...1:13:00

-And much more!

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Apr 29, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 10 - The 4 Spiritual Disciplines I Practice (&Why)
35:28

Hey, what's up. It's Ben Greenfield. You may have heard that I wrote a new book. It's free at fitsoulbook.com as a digital download. You can also get the physical version for next to nothing. I'm not making any money off this book. I'm just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. I just want you to experience some of the things I've written within the pages.

Now, because of that, I'm also recording the audio book version, and I want to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. 

If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/resources.

So I hope you enjoy this chapter and you can always find me on social media at Ben Greenfield Fitness on most social media platforms. And perhaps there you can just let me know what you think. 

So without further ado, here we go.

Apr 25, 2021
The Perfect 11-Minute Morning Routine: How To Make Your Day Better By Using Ancient Ayurvedic Principles To Optimize Your Morning Routine.
01:33:16

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It's no secret that I weave into my personal health protocol many "ancient" tactics I've borrowed from the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also Ayurveda, including...

...tooth and oral care via coconut oil pulling and tongue scraping...

...Tai Chi and Qi Gong-esque morning exercises...

...acupuncture, acupressure, and tapping...

...digestive organ massage...

...dry skin brushing...

...cooking and blending with ghee...

...and much more...

I find Ayurveda particularly intriguing.

After all, these days, time is scarce and precious in today’s world and we seek solutions that are quick. While allopathic medicine tends to focus on the management of disease, the ancient study of Ayurveda provides us with holistic knowledge for preventing disease and eliminating its root cause.

For the past 21 years, my guest on today's podcast and author of the excellent book Everyday Ayurveda: Daily Habits That Can Change Your Life in a Day, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, Ph.D., DABHM, FABPM, HHC, CAP, has been practicing holistic family medicine emphasizing Ayurveda and teaching best clinical practices and educational techniques for learning Integrative Medicine.

She currently works between her private consultation medical practice in Manhattan and her deeper study of indigenous medicines around the world, when she consults with patients via phone/video conference.

She has recently completed a Ph.D. in Ayurveda at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the ancient city of Varanasi in India. As the first U.S. Fulbright Scholar sponsored jointly in 2013-2014 by the U.S. Department of State and the Government of India to research and teach Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Bhattacharya continued research in the clinical and physicochemical bases of bhasmas, which are herbometallic compounds that often work quickly and cleanly to rebalance the body from "incurable" diseases.

For her Ph.D. thesis 2014-2018, she studied how plants work medicinally, from soil to stomach to cell. Specializing in The Patient, Dr. Bhattacharya actively incorporates traditional and indigenous medical systems into her clinical practice of holistic family medicine, using modern science only where it actually works for real patients.

The goal is not a clinical trial; it is to help each patient improve his/her quality of life, health, and well-being. She defines, refines, and practices medicine on a holistic and truly integrative path. She provides holistic medical care for the underserved as well as for insured patients.

Modalities that Dr. Bhattacharya uses include herbs, nutrition, yoga, breathwork (pranayama), exercise counseling, energy work, mind-body medicine, homeopathy, and aromatherapy, with a strong underpinning of Ayurveda, as well as the use of biomedical drugs and procedures as needed.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Bhaswati's childhood development as an ayurvedic practitioner...7:30

-How phases of the moon affect the quality of ghee while it's being made...13:45

-How the day is split up according to Ayurvedic principles...21:30

-Bhaswati's morning routine ...36:15

    1. Rise an hour before dawn
    2. Lie still and listen to your belly
      • Your belly conveys how it's doing (your second brainyour guttalks to your first brain)
      • The gut tells you what it wants (if you are hungry) and any other information (gut instinct)
    3. Bend fully down and touch the ground with your hands; say a prayer before stepping on the earth
      • When you twist your body you twist your gut; waking it up
    4. Sit up, take a small sip of water from your right palm and swallow
      • Gives information from your mouth's microbiome to your body (do this only when you are healthy)
      • Things growing in your mouth signals the body to produce natural antibodies as well as hormones
    5. Head to the toilet
    6. Wash your hands, wash your face with cold water, a little bit of water into each nostril and expel
    7. Swish some water in your mouth
    8. Clean your teeth
      • Use a small Nim tree branch (4 inches long), chew on it, brush teeth with it, spit the bitter juice, rinse your mouth with water
    9. Tongue scraping
    10. Swish your mouth with sesame oil; very good for lubricating the nerves
      • Put some oil on your fingers, swipe on the insides of your cheek, gums, and put some hot water in the mouth
    11. Fill the 5 senses with beauty, good things, light a candle, light incense, touch something soft, tulsi plant
    12. Look in the mirror, present yourself for the day; head to the kitchen to sip your first beverage

-Problems with the way processed food is produced...49:20

-The 5 oils that are compatible with Ayurvedic practice...57:35

-Practical uses of Ayurveda in everyday life...1:05:45

-The best oil to use in rinsing out your mouth...1:16:40

-How neglect of our senses will deleteriously affect our lives...1:22:15

-And much more!

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Apr 24, 2021
Q&A 427: Blue Steak, Dirty Carpet, Growing Your Brain With Food Deprivation, Using HRV To Choose The Best Exercises, Natural Ways To Increase DHEA & Much More!
01:14:57

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