Ben Greenfield Life

By Ben Greenfield

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Fitness

Open in Apple Podcasts


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 3875
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

Description

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 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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/patgreenfield

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

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 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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sacredhuntingpodcast

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/benpatrick

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/mattcookdecember

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/gg

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/joeandben

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/DrPeter

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/comfortcrisis

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/feelfreepodcast

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.

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/feelfreepodcast

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Koon

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/437

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/nemu

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/miracleseveryday

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/kavapodcast

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/elder

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 

Instagram 

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ronan

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/holiday

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/proteinpodcast

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/shetty

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/doane

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...

  •  

-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:

-Kion

-JOOVV

-Thrive Market

-Clearlight Saunas


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!...

Upcoming Events:

Episode sponsors:

-Ra Optics

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Kion Oregano

-Organifi Green Juice

bengreenfieldfitness.com/ibdpodcast

Aug 28, 2021
Loneliness, Community-Building, Introversion, Church, Monogamy & More With Chris Kelly Of Nourish Balance Thrive.
01:43:11

bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisandben

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:

-Ra Optics

-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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/sacredeconomics

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:

Episode sponsors:

-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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/benandaubrey

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

News Flashes 

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!

This podcast is brought to you by:

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-Organifi Red Juice

-Kion Clean Energy Bars

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks


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

Q: How does intermittent fasting affect H1C and insulin levels?...1:07:40


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:

Episode sponsors:

-Organifi Green Juice

-Water and Wellness

-Vuori

-Kion Oregano

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/devouredbycannabis

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:

-JOOVV
-Thrive Market

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Keith

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/432

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

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

-Butcher Box


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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/peakhuman

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...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge

-Butcher Box

-Ra Optics

-Levels Health

bengreenfieldfitness.com/peakhuman

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.

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Cold Thermogenesis Challenge

-Butcher Box

-Ra Optics

-Levels Health

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:

Episode sponsors

-Organifi Green Juice

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Kion Refer a Friend

-Thrive Market

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/redbull

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

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/431

Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast?

Click here, or use the 'contact' button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. Prior to asking your question, do a search in the upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

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:

-Kion Clean Energy Bars

-Organifi Green Juice

-Magic Spoon

-Paleo Valley Organ Complex


Listener Q&A:

Tips for training children...38:00

Supplements that increase NAD, and other plants that make you feel high...47:30

bengreenfieldfitness.com/431

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/recapturerapture

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!

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook 

-Kion Aminos

-JOOVV

-Clearlight Saunas

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/recapturerapture

Jul 10, 2021
Runner's High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports.
01:15:48

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/runnershigh

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...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Lean

-Paleo Valley Organ Complex

-Seed Daily Synbiotic

-Beekeeper's Naturals

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donnamills

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…

 

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Kion

-Four Sigmatic

-JOOVV

-Water and Wellness

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/katalystpodcast

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/katalystpodcast

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/430

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

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”! 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:

-Kion Dark Coffee

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Ra Optics

-Butcher Box


Listener Q&A:

How to increase NAD & NAD salvage pathways...38:20

How can female endurance athletes not be skinny-fat...47:10

How to create your own workout routine...58:20

bengreenfieldfitness.com/430

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/paulaustin

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

-Therabody

-Organifi Gold

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/hairgrowth

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/timkennedy

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/junesolosode

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/mineralfix

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/429

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:

-Kion Omega

 -JOOVV

-Thrive Market

-Water and Wellness


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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/MikeD

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/boeason

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/threeway

 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:

Kion Creatine

Organifi Gold

Four Sigmatic

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/primepodcast

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/realityrevolution

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

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/niraj2

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

Kion Lean

JOOVV

Thrive Market

Clearlight Saunas

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!
01:13:29

 

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

  •  

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 

Kion Clean Energy Bars

Organifi Gold

Four Sigmatic

Vuori


Listener Q&A:

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?

  • Bonus question: What is the craziest bio hack you've done that didn't work
 

BFR training combined w/ HMB...53:17

Q: Dr Mehdi asksHave you ever combined BFR training with beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB)?

Pacemaker Hacks and HRV measurements... 1:04:15

Q: Bob asks:  If you had a pacemaker what hacks could you do? and would a pacemaker throw off HRV measurements? 

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/cameron

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!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Energy Bars

-Ra Optics

-Butcher Box

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

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

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/ayurveda

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!

  •  

Episode sponsors:

-Ben Recommends: Curated by yours truly, each and every item on this list will take you one step closer to living your best, healthiest, most fulfilling life—every hour, every minute, and every second of every day.

-Kion Ground Coffee

-Organifi Gold

-Ra Optics

-Chili Technologies

Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/ayurveda and one of us will reply!

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

bengreenfieldfitness.com/427 

News flashes:

Special Announcements...

-The Boundless Cookbook: 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

-Kion Ground Coffee

-Organifi Green Juice

-Powerdot

-Butcher Box


Listener Q&A:

-Exercises to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems...42:40

-Natural ways to boost DHEA...52:40

-Is mold in kombucha a good thing?...58:30

-Sauna use in an apartment...1:05:40

bengreenfieldfitness.com/427  

Apr 22, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 9 - You're Not the Hero
43:22

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 18, 2021
My New #1 Hack For Zapping Inflammation, Increasing Deep Sleep & Recovering Faster - Earthing (The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?)
01:16:52

bengreenfieldfitness.com/earthingpodcast

I recently read the book Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever! (and my twin boys also watched the accompanying documentary "THE EARTHING MOVIE").

Although I already knew about the importance of having an intimate connection with the planet we live upon, this book blew my mind when it comes to identifying one of the best solutions for chronic inflammation, better sleep, enhanced deep sleep, and much more.

Since reading it, I've been traveling everywhere with my grounding sleeping mat, wearing my Earth runners every day, and my boys have barely even touched their shoes. In the book, author Clint Ober introduces the planet's powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it.

This never-before-told story—filled with fascinating research and real-life testimonials—chronicles a discovery with the potential to create a global health revolution.

So obviously, I had to get Clint on the show!

Clint Ober is the innovator behind the Grounding Movement & CEO of Earth FX Inc., a research and development company located in Palm Springs, California. A series of seemingly unrelated synchronistic events dating back to his early childhood led to a groundbreaking discovery that’s being recognized as the greatest health discovery of all time.

Grounding has now become a massive international movement—causing people to shed their shoes and reconnect electrically to the surface of the Earth. Clint first learned about grounding when installing cable TV systems in Billings, Montana in the early 1960s.

A decade later, he formed Telecrafter Corporation and built it into the largest provider of cable installation services in the United States. This company specialized in the proper grounding of cable installations for safety and TV signal stability.

In the 1980s, he turned his attention to the developing computer industry and partnered with McGraw-Hill to distribute live digital news services, via cable, to PCs. This led to the development of the first cable modem and an increased awareness of the need for proper system grounding.

Following a health challenge in 1995, Clint retired and embarked on a personal journey looking for a higher purpose in life. During his travels, he noticed people wearing plastic and rubber-soled shoes that insulate the body from Earth. He wondered if no longer being naturally grounded could affect us. The question led to an experiment that suggested grounding alone reduced chronic pain and improved sleep.

Thereafter, he developed a working hypothesis: Grounding the human body to the Earth normalizes the functioning of all of the body’s systems ​—​ the body utilizes the earth’s electrical potential and free electrons to maintain its internal electrical stability, normalizing all of its self-regulating and self-healing systems.

Over the past twenty years, he has supported over 20 research studies* that collectively demonstrate that grounding reduces inflammation and promotes normal functioning of all body systems.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Clint became interested in the concept of earthing...7:45

-How a busload of Japanese tourists gave Clint his big idea regarding grounding...17:12

-The early days of Clint's clinical research on grounding the body with the Earth...23:23

-What is going on in the body when a person is grounded with the Earth...33:25

-The mechanism of action for grounding to the earth...43:30

-What our ancestors understood about earthing and grounding...48:15

-The best surface when it comes to conductivity between the Earth and the body...50:20

-Best shoes to wear to properly ground with the earth...53:35

-The length of time required for a person to become properly grounded with the Earth...57:15

-How to know whether or not your home is grounded with the Earth...1:02:15

-Whether all grounding mats created equal...1:04:05

-The grounding patches that are an athlete's best friend...1:08:00

-And much more...

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Aminos

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Chili Technologies

-Magic Spoon

Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Clint or I? Leave them at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/earthingpodcast and one of us will reply!

Apr 17, 2021
The Shocking Truth About High-Dose Melatonin, Does Melatonin Supplementation Shut Down Your Own Production, How To Use Melatonin To Enhance Fasting & Much More With Dr. John Lieurance.
01:08:39

bengreenfieldfitness.com/melatoninmiracle

The brilliant, slightly crazy, fringe Dr. John Lieurance is back! You may have originally heard him in the highly popular episode "The Crazy Future Of Medical Biohacking: Skull Resets, Suppositories, Nasal Sprays, Nebulizers, Sound Therapy & More With Dr. John Lieurance.", in which we delved into everything from Amazonian herbal hape nasal spray to nebulizing glutathione to NAD suppositories and a whole lot more.

Today's episode promises to be just as riveting, but is focused around one molecule in particular that John has been intensively studying and is now releasing a groundbreaking book about: melatonin. We'll answer questions about and also take a deep dive into the science behind melatonin topics such as:

Should you take melatonin?

How much is too much?

Does it lower your own endogenous production?

What delivery mechanism of melatonin is best?

Is melatonin good for anything besides sleep?

Should anyone not take melatonin?

Can you "reset" your circadian rhythm with high dose melatonin?

Dr. John Lieurance is a naturopathic physician, chiropractic neurologist, and all-around expert in medical biohacking who has been in private practice in Florida for 25 years. He is the chief scientific advisor of Glutagenic™ and Advanced Biome Corp™ and heads up Advanced Rejuvenation, a multi-disciplinary clinic with a focus on treating chronic diseases, regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, and stem cell research.

Dr. Lieurance has spent most of his career focused on finding solutions for hearing loss, balance disorders, tinnitus, degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's, autoimmune disease, chronic Lyme, CIRS, and mold illness and has suffered from chronic Lyme and mold illness himself for many years. From his treatments, he has seen the same success and ability to recover and regain a normal life—free from the chronic inflammation and pain associated with those disorders—in himself as well as in his patients.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-The godfather of ozone research and medicine gets John keen on melatonin...7:30

-Melatonin the "hormone of darkness"...12:45

-How melatonin supplementation affects endogenous melatonin production...18:40

-Why melatonin may not be effective for regulating sleep unless taken in large doses...25:30

-Effects of melatonin on the mitochondria...34:00

-The effects of melatonin on cardiovascular and/or heart disease...38:15

-The impact of melatonin on the immune system, particular killer cells...42:55

-How to hack the circadian rhythm taking high doses of melatonin...48:15

-Anti-aging uses of melatonin...50:10

-Other compounds that stack well with melatonin...52:45

-Ben's plant medicine cleanse protocol...1:00:30

And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Kion

-Organifi Red Juice

-Butcher Box

-Thrive Market

Apr 16, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 8 - How to Find Your Purpose in Life
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.

Apr 11, 2021
The First Civilians In Space Flight, The Dark Side Of Curcumin, Rice Bran Extract, Sea Buckthorn Oil, The Reason For Living Is Giving & Much More With Entrepreneur David Perez.
01:30:26

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/perez Recently, on my San Diego trip during which I interviewed Navy SEAL Nick Norriss  and hydration expert Tracy Duhs, I was introduced to a guy named David Perez, who is the Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Nurish.Me

I immediately hit it off with David, because he and I were able to geek out hardcore on supplements and the supplements industry as a whole, along with a host of unique, fringe ingredients David has studied up on, and many other things David is up to and interested in, including space travel, global charities, nanotechnology and much more!

Over a career span of over 40 years, David Perez has founded highly successful entrepreneurial ventures, launched cutting edge, disruptive technologies, been at the forefront of innovation, financed startups, overcome personal tragedy, coordinated large scale natural disaster relief programs and rescue missions at ground zero. Today as the CEO of Nurish.Me, he is on a mission to deliver clinically proven nutraceuticals to enhance the vitality of people's mind and body. The vision of Nurish.Me combines the best evidenced-based nutrition and dietary supplement results from clinical trials in humans with an ethical approach to business practice. Nurish.Me formulations utilizes advances in biotechnology on the nanoscale for improved bioavailability.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How David got invited by Richard Branson to travel to space...7:35

-Harvesting minerals on the moon and planets to enhance our life here...13:45

-The tragic personal story that put David on the trajectory to his current endeavors...19:05

-How David discovered a miracle cure for pain in curcumin...31:30

-The difference between the curcumin David's company produces vs. other forms of curcumin...41:05

-How Nurish curcumin affected Ben's pain in his shoulder...51:20

-Curcumin a sledgehammer on human ailments...59:45

-Rice bran and other products that boost the brain...1:07:00

-Ingredients or superfoods David has discovered recently...1:17:00

-How to try Nurish risk-free...1:23:35

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Kion

-JOOVV

-Water and Wellness

-Organifi Red Juice

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

Apr 10, 2021
Q&A 426: Does Being Overweight Help You Live Longer? The Dark Side Of Fasting, The Latest On Caffeine & Exercise Performance, Ben's Pre-Workout Formula & Much More!
01:25:28

 

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…

  •  

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:

-Kion

-Organifi Gold

-Vuori

-Paleovalley Organ Complex


Listener Q&A:

Boosting nitric oxide...51:53

Neil asks: What are your go-to methods for boosting nitric oxide, and how do you increase blood flow before and during your workout?

Should you work out your legs every day?...1:01:00

Joey asks: Can you work out your legs every day like other parts of your body, like your abs?

When does fasting become unhealthy?...1:06:30

Ariam from Amsterdam asks: Are there benefits for fasting more than 72 hours, and is there a maximum amount of time before it begins to be unhealthy?

How much Carnivore Diet is too much?...1:12:30

Anna asks: I recently tried a 28-day Carnivore Diet challenge, and really struggled with it. I just couldn't handle the diet with some preexisting conditions with celiac and whatnot. I ended up losing 17 pounds before I finally had to stop. Did I do something wrong? Is there a better time frame I could go with the Carnivore Diet?

Apr 08, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 7 - Be A Man
23:00

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 04, 2021
A New, Drug-Free Biohack To Finely Tune Your Emotions, Sleep, Relaxation, Energy, Focus, Calm & More: The Hapbee With Scott Donnell.
56:36
Apr 03, 2021
Reprogramming Your Brain To Deal With Trauma, Getting Rid Of Cell Danger Response, Why Drugs Don't Work, "Emotional Concussions" & Much More With Dr. Don Wood.
01:21:48

BenGreenfieldFitness.com/donwood

Dr. Don Wood is a guy I've been hearing about for years from multiple trusted friends of mine in the self-improvement and self-mastery realms, and I finally decided to connect with him and his work more deeply by hosting him at my house in Spokane, Washington to showcase the special flavor of therapy that he does - by working with both me and my family for a four hour session, followed by the podcast you can hear in this episode.

Don is the Founder of the Inspired Performance Institute and developed something called "TIPP™", which is a cutting edge approach to high performance using advancements in neuroscience. After years of research, Dr. Wood coined the term “emotional concussions ™” which simply means events and experiences in your life may have had a profound effect on your current behaviors and habits, he refers to these events and experiences as “atmospheric conditions ™” If you experience PTSD-like symptoms, health issues related to an overactive sympathetic nervous system, or impediments in your progress towards everything from business success to relationship issues to athletic performance, Don says nothing is wrong with you, and you might simply just need a reboot. Don's work is based on the idea that events and experiences throughout our lifetime continue to play a role in how we experience life in the present. He has also realized that there was a better way of treating these type of issues.

He says… …“Teaching people to live with, manage and cope with the daily stress doesn’t fix the problem. The solution comes from understanding it’s source and providing a long-term permanent solution”. Since 2015, Don's Inspired Performance Institute has worked to create innovative strategies to help people heal from the limiting effects of trauma, so they can feel and perform at their best.

The result has been the development of a revolutionary approach to performance improvement referred to as TIPP (The Inspired Performance Program). TIPP is based on the idea that our minds have developed some glitches and error messages in the ways they store information about events from our past. And apparently, we all have these glitches! Even high-functioning individuals, like executives and professional athletes, have so-called glitches from their pasts, and once “reprocessed”, their performance improves to a whole new level.

Once the mind is updated and refreshed using the Inspired Performance Institute’s NEURO technique, a part of TIPP, individuals are able to remain present, calm and focused, and their performance naturally improves. After we reset the mind with TIPP, we restore the body with our NOWW program. A chronically dysregulated and imbalanced nervous system can lead to anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, addictions, or even chronic illnesses such as auto-immune disorders, thyroid problems, cardiac and gastrointestinal diseases, and even, cancer. TIPP, TIPP KIDS, and the NOWW program are designed to help reset the mind and restore the body to optimal states of health, performance, and wellness.

Don actually separates trauma into two camps. Most of us think of trauma as a clearly defined, often injury-inducing event like a car accident or a mugging. He calls this big ‘T’ trauma. The second type of trauma he calls emotional concussion. These are experiences that affected us psychologically but may be more loosely defined or harder to pinpoint. Don says that a very large percentage of the population is dealing with unprocessed trauma when you consider these two types of trauma. Unresolved trauma or disturbing events and experiences from your past may be interfering with your ability to function at your highest level.

These experiences may limit our ability to regulate your mood, focus, or connect with others in a healthy, loving and safe way. When we experience a traumatic event, our body has a physical response to that trauma. Trauma triggers that fight or flight (aka active state) response. This creates inflammation in the body as a way of pausing the immune system so that the body can use all resources to respond to the trauma. When we are no longer in danger, the body allows everything to return to normal. What a lot of people don’t realize is that when we have unprocessed trauma, we think about it.

And, when we think about it, we relive it which results in the same fight or flight response. We have the physical response to the trauma just by thinking about it! If we are doing this constantly, the immune system can’t function properly, which overtime results in autoimmune issues. Often we dismiss the idea that trauma is the cause of an issue because we may not recognize the experience as trauma. Don uses a great analogy in this episode that points to the high-definition memories we have of traumatic times in our past vs the muted memory we have of a non-threatening event (like the dinner we had last night).

These high-definition memories can be very powerful and can trigger a physical response. The first step in identifying them as triggers sit to recognize the level of the memory and the physical response it brings. In Don's program, they actually monitor the brainwave state to determine the response to memories. Recognizing the physical response to memories of past trauma is not enough, the brain needs to be reconditioned as to how it responds to that memory. This is what Don does with TIPP. This program gets the mind to reset that high-definition memory into the same format as a day-to-day memory. By doing this, the body no longer sees that memory as a threat and it no longer triggers the fight or flight response. The brain is no longer sending an error message.

He points out that far too often we treat the symptoms caused by these trauma responses. For example, treating anxiety, depression, or inflammation that will never be resolved if the trigger memory is not reset. Many people block bad experiences or they dismiss them as not being traumatic. This may lead them to believe that these experiences can’t be the cause because they don’t have these vivid memories Don is talking about. However, these memories may still be operating on a subconscious level and can still put the body into an active response state. 

This happens because our minds receive too much information for us to actively process. So, the mind does something academics refer to as ‘time slicing’. This is when the mind takes in information and slices off some to be stored in the subconscious where it can be processed or accessed later. Then, when we encounter something similar, the mind goes searching for reference and the stored memory, resurrecting the memory in full color. This can trigger an active state response. For many people, the idea of unearthing or talking about their traumatic memories feels traumatic in itself. Don says that his patients don’t need to actually discuss the experience or share the memory. This type of work can be done without having to revisit the event consciously!

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Don began his work...12:38

-Techniques used to manage rather than fix stress...17:05

-Trauma isn't always experienced on a battlefield...29:50

-How to reprogram the brain...36:38

-Not just accepting, but laughing at the problem...39:43

-How River and Terran may process trauma in the future after a session with Don...45:17

-The success rate with Don's TIPP program...49:45

-Whether this work could be approached from a functional medicine angle...51:55

-How a Special Forces soldier overcame trauma thanks to Don's practice...55:30

-Studies to see what happens at a neurotransmitter level...1:00:00

-Anchors used to recall trauma...1:02:30

-Whether the effects can be felt via Skype or Zoom...1:17:45

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

Kion Omega

Organifi Red Juice

Thrive Market

Water and Wellness

Apr 01, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 6 - The Hidden Epidemic
40:53

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.

Mar 28, 2021
How I Practice The Spiritual Disciplines, Practical Ways To Build Your Spiritual Muscles, Listener Q&A On God, Religion, Reincarnation, Masturbation & Much More.
01:34:20

bengreenfieldfitness.com/spiritualpodcast

I am asked quite often about how I practically weave into my own life so many of the spiritual disciplines and spiritual fitness principles that I discuss in my book Fit Soul, my Spiritual Disciplines Journal and my weekly Sabbath Ramblings posts

So in this special "solosode" podcast, I describe to you in detail how I practice and practically implement four key spiritual disciplines habits on a daily basis, specifically service, gratitude, purpose and self-examination, and I then turn to listener questions about spirituality, religion, God, reincarnation, my favorite spiritual books and resources and much more, and also include my entire Chapter 10 of my book Fit Soul for your listening pleasure.

In this special solosode, you'll hear:

-Chapter 10 of Fit Soul...7:15

-What to do when your job is crushing your soul...44:25

-What if I can't wrap my head around believing in God or religion?...49:08

-What happens when we die?...56:50

-Is it okay to masturbate?...1:07:15

-What pastors and authors does Ben like to listen to and read...1:12:15

-How to forgive one's self for major sins of the past...1:17:10

-Ben's daily spiritual practices...1:21:45

-And much more!


Resources mentioned in this episode:

-Spiritual Disciplines Journal

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Clean Energy Bars

-JOOVV

-Paleo Valley Beef Sticks

-Kin Euphorics

Got a question or comment for me about today's episode? Just leave a comment below and I'll reply!

Mar 27, 2021
Q&A 425: The Official Clubhouse LIVE Podcast - The Link Between Sleep, Light & Temperature, Creatine & Bulking, Natural Ways To Increase Nitric Oxide, Do You Need Eye Protection For Light Therapy & More!
01:17:56

 

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…16:50

  •  

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:

Kion Creatine:

Organifi Gold:

ButcherBox:

Paleovalley Beef Sticks


Listener Q&A:

Will Creatine Make Women (or Men) Bulk Up?...51:22

Arturez asks: You mentioned 5 g creatine consumption, and my wife is concerned it will bulk her up when she doesn't want to bulk up.

In my response, I recommend:

Ways to Increase Nitric Oxide Naturally in Your Body...57:30

Protection When Using a Red-Light Therapy Device?...1:08:05

A functional medicine health coach from western MA asks: 

Mar 25, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 5 - Make Every Moment Count?
13:52

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.

Mar 21, 2021
Is "Drinkable" Seawater The Future Of Health Tonics?, How "Quinton" Works, Isotonic vs. Hypertonic & Much More With Water Researcher Robert Slovak.
01:19:22

bengreenfieldfitness.com/quinton

Robert Slovak is my go-to "guru" for all things water.

He first joined me in the podcast "Water & Water Filtration: Everything You Need To Know About Water Filters, Alkaline Water, Structured Water, Hydrogen-Rich Water, Deuterium Depleted Water & Much More!"

...and then also in the podcast "Everything You Need To Know About How To Use Hydrogen Water: Timing, Dosing, Delivery Mechanisms, Hydrogen Tablets, Hydrogen Water Machines, Hydrogen Inhalers & Much More!"

...and now Robert is back for a three-peat to talk all things minerals, Quinton, advanced hydration methods, and beyond! Robert is a degreed mechanical, aeronautical, astronautical engineer best known for co-founding Water Factory Systems in the early 1970s.

He and his brother were among the early developers of reverse osmosis (RO) technology and its many applications. Their successful innovations encompassed home and office RO drinking water systems, bottled water production, laboratory purification, hemodialysis, seawater desalination, microchip production, bottled water production, water vending, spot-free vehicle washing, and scores more.

As a result of the rapid growth of RO applications, Robert’s ongoing seminars, and a best-selling industry book on the subject of point of use (POU) RO, he became a well-known figure in the water industry.

Robert officially retired from the US water industry in 1996 and went on to bring his knowledge and experience to Brazil, Asia, and other international markets. He put together a team and published Agua Latino America to establish a legitimate water equipment and education infrastructure in Brazil and South America. His “students” continue to play a major role in Brazil’s water industry.

In 2004, while in a remote location of Brazil, Robert became seriously ill and was introduced to an obscure 1897 medical discovery known as Original Quinton Marine Plasma (named after the famous revolutionary biologist René Quinton). Robert attributes his "jungle" survival to Quinton's remarkable healing properties. This ocean-harvested nutraceutical contains the entire Periodic Table of organo-complexed minerals and trace elements as well as essential and rare micronutrients and has been continuously produced for more than a century.

Having been an avid student of health and nutrition science for decades, Robert recognized the remarkable history and efficacy of Quinton Marine Plasma in supporting a wide range of the most difficult health conditions and has distributed it to leading-edge clinics and health practitioners around the world since 2008.

For the past nine years, Robert’s focus has been on bringing a new nutraceutical breakthrough called “Molecular Hydrogen” (H2) to medical professionals and health-minded consumers. This “smallest molecule in the Universe” has been overlooked for its remarkable health benefits until now. With more than 800 worldwide health studies on the subject, physicians, researchers, and clinicians have been proclaiming H2 as the most unique and versatile antioxidant and signaling molecule.

In 2010, Robert co-developed a practical way for everyone to benefit from this discovery by creating the first reactive hydrogen tablet that infuses water with a supersaturated concentration of H2 gas. This proven nutraceutical is now in its 9th year of distribution in both professional medical and consumer markets.

In 2011, Robert became a founding investor in the Quicksilver Scientific Corp., which was developing a groundbreaking new technology to deliver nutrients and nutraceuticals to the cells: nano-encapsulated liposomes. In just a few years, Quicksilver Scientific established its scientific dominance in this growing field and is currently expanding its product scope and global distribution.

Recently, several of the key formulas offered by Quicksilver Scientific have become a cornerstone in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus. While attending medical and wellness conferences throughout North America, Robert recognized the persistent minefield of water-related misinformation encountered by doctors, patients, and consumers alike—that’s after spending nearly 50 years in the water technology industry. This unsettling experience soon turned into the motivation to do something about it and Water And Wellness was established in 2017.

A team with more than 150 years of combined experience was assembled to create a product line of advanced POU and point of entry (POE) water treatment systems for health- and wellness-minded consumers. In addition, a line of synergistic water additives was formulated for the consumer market including Quinton and QuintEssential minerals & trace elements, Active pH Restore alkalizing mineral powder, Active H2 ULTRA molecular H2 tablets, and Active Ribose C high-bioavailability vitamin C.

Recently, Robert’s 20-year interest in Deuterium Depleted Water (DDW) took a new direction forward. With the revival of Soviet-era research from the 1960s and recent announcements explaining the profound health benefits of DDW, Robert and his associate acted quickly in creating a new company, Litewater Scientific.

Their strategy is to offer a more advanced and affordable brand of DDW for consumers and health practitioners. The Litewater brand of DDW is now available here in 1/2-liter (5 ppm) and 2-liter (10 ppm) bottles throughout North America. Robert continues to be a very active figure in the rapidly expanding role of water in the wellness and anti-aging community, making appearances and presentations worldwide.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Why hydrogen has been the biggest surprise of Robert's career...8:15

-How Chromium is used to stabilize blood sugar...13:45

-How Robert discovered the magic of Quinton minerals...18:10

-How Quinton is harvested...25:45

-Where in the ocean Quinton originates from...34:20

-Early proof of the efficacy of Quinton minerals...37:40

-How Quinton upset the pharmaceutical industry...43:00

-The effects of Quinton injected via muscle...46:50

-Benefits of consuming seawater in moderation...52:55

-The difference between isotonic and hypertonic Quinton...56:30

-Hacking the absorbability of Quinton with light, water vortices, etc....1:06:30

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-Spiritual Disciplines Journal

-Kion Creatine

-Paleovalley Beef Sticks-Ra Optics

-Vuori

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

Mar 20, 2021
Ducks Vs. Chickens, Yaks Vs. Cows, Eating Locusts, Unique Permaculture Practices, Bible-Based Eating & More With Jordan Rubin.
01:11:50

bengreenfieldfitness.com/jordanrubin

A few months ago, I was having dinner with my friend Jordan Rubin and - between bits of my friend Andy Neale's MCT-infused-coconut milk-collagen-superfood ice cream - Jordan fascinated me with stories of the crazy animals and superfoods he now grows on his farm, all in a sustainable and regenerative way that could feed a lot of people with very low acreage requirement. So I just knew I had to get Jordan on the podcast to talk about his farm and his techniques.

After growing up in a health-focused household, Rubin attended Florida State University. But at age 19, a life-threatening case of Crohn’s disease struck. After losing 80 pounds, Rubin was just 104 pounds and ravaged by inflammation. (His doctors didn’t expect him to live much longer.) With conventional medicine utterly failing him, he turned to nutritional-based healing and began specifically studying Biblical references to nutritional health and lifestyle.

Making Bible-based diet adjustments, unlocking the power of fermented food and utilizing probiotic supplementation teeming with soil-based organisms, Rubin turned his health around and healed himself of Crohn’s disease in weeks. Fast forward years later to 1999, and he and his wife, Nicki, founded Garden of Life.

The company quickly grew into an award-winning, retail powerhouse nutrition company. Jordan is now one of America’s most-recognized and respected natural health experts, and is the New York Times bestselling author of The Maker’s Diet, and 26 additional titles, including his latest work, Essential Fasting. An eco-entrepreneur, author and lecturer on health and nutrition, Jordan has shared a message of health and hope across the globe for the last 22 years.

Jordan is the founder of Garden of Life, the leading whole food nutritional supplement company, and Beyond Organic, a vertically integrated organic food, beverage and dietary supplement manufacturer. Jordan has formulated hundreds of dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages including many #1 top sellers in the Healthy Foods channel.

In 2016, along with co-founder Dr. Josh Axe, Jordan launched Ancient Nutrition, a company that brings the principals of Ancient Nutrition to the Modern World. Jordan is the founder of Heal the Planet Farm, a regenerative permaculture retreat located in Missouri’s Ozark mountains within the four-thousand-acre Beyond Organic Ranch. Jordan and his beautiful wife Nicki are the parents of six wonderful children.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Why Jordan prefers to eat yak and water buffalo over cow...9:30

-Key differences in water buffalo milk from cow milk...15:00

-Why duck eggs over chicken eggs...21:00

-How these types of foods can be available to the masses...26:10

-Fun facts on raising ducks...31:30

-Pros and cons of camel milk...36:45

-Superfoods Jordan is raising on his farm in Tennessee...39:00

-Mixed species combined with rotational grazing...45:55

-Jordan's personal nutrition philosophy...55:25

-How perspectives on food consumption change with various epochs of time...1:01:30

-Resources for following what Jordan is up to...1:03:10

-And much more!

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook

-Kion Flex

-JOOVV

-Thrive Market

-Lucy Nicotine Gum

bengreenfieldfitness.com/jordanrubin

Mar 18, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 4 - Time & Trust
23:44

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/chapter4.

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.

Mar 14, 2021
Light As Medicine, Metabolic Typing, COVID Controversies, Polar Bear Fitness, Healing Yourself With Laughter & More With Dr. Leland Stillman.
01:25:34

Dr. Leland Stillman is one interesting doctor and a man after my own heart - meaning he's interested in everything from how polar bears use cold thermogenesis and hibernation to enhance longevity to how your environment drastically shapes your health no matter how hard you exercise or how perfect you eat.

He became interested in natural and integrative medicine at an early age. After majoring in environmental health at Connecticut College and earning his medical doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Stillman completed his training in internal medicine at Maine Medical Center.

Board-certified in internal medicine and specializing in integrative medicine, he has a passion for doing whatever it takes to discover the root cause of his patients' medical problems through advanced laboratory testing and then addressing those imbalances with dietary or lifestyle interventions.

Dr. Stillman focuses not only on the patient but on all aspects of the environment they live in. Some of Dr. Stillman's professional interests include phototherapy (photobiomodulation), nutrition, toxicology, and the immune system. In this podcast, we talk light, EMF, air, water, sound, metabolic typing, COVID vaccines, and a whole lot more!

During this discussion, you'll also discover:

-Leland's family history...6:30

-Why Leland is not planning on getting vaccinated for COVID...10:30

-How to mitigate the effects of, and how to avoid contracting, COVID...16:35

-How to optimize light for your own biology...23:10

-How to use melatonin as a "circadian reset"...35:15

-How to determine the proper lighting for your home...39:50

  • First determine your goal
  • Red lamp during the night when waking up in the night
  • HugoAi lamps
  • Dimmable lights tend to produce higher amounts of EMF
  • Dirty EMF filter
  • Turn off dimmers during sleep

-The Polar Bear program for optimizing health...43:50

  • Dr. Jack Kruse: "Eat like a shark, live like a polar bear"
  • Humans in high artificial light eat lots of food, gain weight, don't sleep well, etc.
  • Polar bears have many of the same metabolic abnormalities as humans with the poor diets
  • Adaptations that allow them to survive the winter
  • Leland had many of these symptoms
  • Repleted levels of nutrients and health improved dramatically
  • Balance Protocol by Dr. Anthony Beck

-Breathwork protocols Leland uses...50:50

-What kind of dietary approach Leland utilizes for himself and his patients...57:00

-Light shapes life: How the human body creates light within itself...1:09:00

-The two elements of health Leland views as non-negotiable...1:16:55

  • Mindset and psychology
  • Those around us sabotage our efforts to get well because of toxic negativity
  • The best results are those patients with the most hope, faith, most positive mindset
  • Placebo effect is a thing
  • Anatomy of An Illness by Norman Cousins
  • Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

- Dr. Leland Stillman:

- Podcasts And Articles:

- Books:

- Gear and Supplements:

- Other Resources:

Episode sponsors:

-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 today.

-Kion Clean Energy Bars: Satisfying, nutrient-dense, real-food energy bars with a delicious chocolate coconut flavor! BGF listeners save 20% off your first order with code BGF20. -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.

-Water and Wellness: The best solution for clean and safe drinking water. Water and Wellness also offers an amazing line of essential water additives such as Quinton Marine plasma which contain over 78 trace minerals and elements from the ocean to help restore your biological-terrain. Get 15% off your order when you use discount code GREENFIELD.

-Beekeeper's Naturals: A wellness company specializing in innovative nutraceuticals made from healing hive compounds and plant-based ingredients. Get 15% off your order when you use discount code BEN.

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

Mar 13, 2021
Essential Oils to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body: 5 Steps to Calm Anxiety, Sleep Better, and Reduce Inflammation to Regain Control of Your Health.
01:14:34

I thought I knew everything there was to know about essential oils. I've been using them ever since my father, Gary Greenfield, introduced me to the incredibly powerful oil of oregano nearly 18 years ago. I quickly adopted oil of oregano as part of my health regimen—using it for everything from supporting my immune system to balancing my gut microbiome to cleaning my teeth.  I've also done tons of podcasts about essential oils, including:

I am constantly diffusing essential oils in my bedroom and office; sniff oils like peppermint, rosemary, and cinnamon pre-workout; rub oils into the feet of my children before they go to bed at night; and basically check every box of being a full-on, card-carrying essential oil hippie.

But, after recently reading the book Essential Oils to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body: 5 Steps to Calm Anxiety, Sleep Better, and Reduce Inflammation to Regain Control of Your Health by my friend Jodi Cohen, I wound up learning a host of new information and uses for essential oils I had previously been unfamiliar with. So naturally, I just had to get Jodi on my podcast.

Jodi is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, functional practitioner, and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where she has combined her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils. She has helped over 70,000 clients heal from brain-related challenges, including anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity.

Her website, vibrantblueoils.com, is visited by over 500,000 natural health seekers every year, and she has rapidly become a top resource for essential oils education on the Internet today. Jodi believes that just as your cell phone or laptop slows down and drains the battery when too many tabs are left open, your brain fatigues when poorly functioning systems or ailments drain its energy.

Complaints of brain fog, fatigue, and ADD/ADHD are on the rise and growing every year. All of these factors can block your brain's ability to detoxify and heal. If toxins are not eliminated, they recirculate in the brain, leading to inflammation, which further compromises your brain. What's more, formal diagnoses of brain-related health challenges like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS are increasing exponentially.

Here's her good news: Plant-based essential oils are a powerful self-care tool for transforming your life and healing on many levels, even when prescription drugs have failed. In Jodi Cohen’s five-step protocol outlined in her book, the body's natural systems are jump-started with essential oil recipe blends that can:

  • Alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Improve sleep
  • Calm pain and inflammation
  • Increase energy, sharpen focus, and improve memory
  • Improve digestion and promote weight loss
  • Strengthen the immune system

Armed with Cohen’s five steps in her book, and this podcast, you’ll be able to start your own essential oils regimen immediately and be on your way to a healthier body and brain.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-The Vibrant Blue Oils blend Jodi used during the interview that improves body circulation...09:05

-Stressful experiences that led to Jodi getting interested in essential oils...13:10

  • Jodi's daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and her son was diagnosed with depression
  • Collapsed emotionally after her son was under proper care
  • Ingesting what she thought was the proper nutrition (trained as a nutritionist)
  • A friend gave her a gift of essential oils; said her gut was damaged to not ingest the nutrition she was taking in
  • Muscle testing technique to narrow into the most effective remedy
  • Suffering from insomnia
  • Pineal gland doesn't secrete melatonin when cortisol is released in excess
  • Researched essential oils and realized two things
    1. Very little was researched on how essential oils balance physiology
    2. Existing research was too complicated
  • Oils can be used for preventative medicine

-How topical administration of essential oils affects the vagus nerve and the organ system...21:06

  • Clinical practice inconsistent with the research
  • Topical application does not have a systemic benefit
    • Behind the ears for vagal nerve stimulation
    • Above the kidneys on the lower back for the adrenals
  • Clinical practice was inconsistent with what the research said
  • Research on topical application says it is not very effective
    • Applying topical application on a sore knee after a workout has an almost immediate effect but a topical application on the knee does not relieve soreness on your neck
  • Kevin Tracey, surgically implementing devices behind the ear to activate vagus nerve
  • FDA has approved this for epilepsy, migraines, and such
  • Stimulatory oils to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system (experiment with blends)
  • Acupuncture and oils alleviate stagnation and congestion with the energy
  • Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto

-What phenylpropanoids are...27:01

  • Plant constituents involved in flavonoid synthesis
  • Terry Wahls wrote foreword to Jodi's book
  • Advocates plant diversity and essential oils
  • Good for the digestive process, act as prebiotics
  • Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple by David Stewart
  • Breast cancer treatments target hormone receptors and prevent cancer cells from metastasizing
  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals
  • Essential oils are fat-soluble, can access the cell and clean cell receptors

-Application points on the body that can elicit a certain response with essential oils...30:30

  • Reflex points are on the bottom of the feet and ears
  • Big toe correlated with the brain
  • Err on the side of caution with a carrier oil
  • Parasympathetic blend has clove and lime for the vagus nerve; use as an acupuncture needle
  • Only pressed citrus blends may have potential for harm to the skin in the sun (distilled isn't as harmful)
  • Vagus nerve infection hypothesis
  • Mouth is a hotbed for most infections
  • The jaw drains near the earlobe where it intersects with the vagus nerve
  • Dr. Christine Schaffer of Immanence Health in Seattle
  • Topically applying oils on the neck has many benefits
  • Lymph is like a one-way street

-The best carrier oils for different situations...41:18

  • Different oils work differently as carrier oils
  • Fractionated coconut oils for the vagus nerve
  • Jojoba oil for slower, yoga-type effect
  • Most essential oil research looks at blends, not single oils

-How essential oils can be used to stimulate pineal gland function...43:18

  • Circadian Rhythm blend, with rose geranium, grapefruit, melaleuca, myrtle, lavender, myrrh, balsam of Peru, with fractionated coconut oil as carrier
  • Pineal gland releases melatonin in response to darkness
    • Melatonin is great for detoxifying
  • Blood-brain barrier doesn't protect the pineal gland; blood flow is very high in that area
  • Glyphosate, aluminum, and fluoride from the water hits the pineal gland harder than other parts of the brain (impedes ability to release melatonin)
  • Most remedies can't get into the brain due to the blood-brain barrier
  • They remove calcification, congestion
  • Remove chelation in the brain area
  • Skin above the ears is very thin, ideal place to apply oils
  • Things imbalanced in most people (as discussed in the book):
    • Stuck in the parasympathetic fight or flight state of the nervous system so they can't heal
    • Lack of sleep; sleep is when the brain detoxifies; the brain cleans house during sleep
    • Energy
    • Immune modulation
  • People report better recall of dreams and even erotic dreams using the Circadian Rhythm blend

-Using essential oils as anesthetics...49:13

  • Essential oils improve blood and lymph flow, relieve inflammation
  • Peppermint is efficacious for pain relief
  • Parasympathetic blend, with clove and lime, calms pain signals
  • Smelling as a general anesthetic - takes priority over all your senses
  • Nose cells are actually brain cells; calms your nervous system that way
  • Topically apply peppermint, basil, lavender, and frankincense for immediate relief

-How cinnamon oil is used for blood sugar regulation...51:51

-The 5 keys to health Jodi systematizes in her book...56:15

  1. Shifting the nervous system into parasympathetic
  2. Improving sleep and detoxifying the brain
  3. Fueling the brain with energy; lymphatic flow
  4. Reducing stress, improving mood, weight loss, and increasing energy
  5. Modulating the immune system
  • Inhale through the left nostril as an antidote to anxiety attacks
  • The Healing Code by Alexander Loyd
  • Apply on the forehead for hypothalamus to "reboot to factory settings"
    • The adrenals and the thyroid are controlled by the hypothalamus
    • The hypothalamus is the "CEO of the endocrine system"
  • Brain inflammation is responsible for fatigue, memory loss, pain
  • Immune cells in the brain are different from immune cells in the body
  • Frankincense can turn off inflammatory cascade in the brain (similar to CBD)
  • The most efficient way to apply oils is at the base of the brain

-A day in the life of an essential oils expert...1:04:19

-Compelling research Jodi has discovered since writing her book...1:09:08

-And much more!


Resources from this episode:

- Jodi Cohen:

- Podcasts:

- Books:

- Other resources:

Episode sponsors:

-The Boundless Cookbook: Coming soon! 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!”

-Kion Lean: Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners, receive a 20% discount off your entire order when you use discount code BGF20.

-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. 

-Lucy Nicotine Gum: If you are looking for a cleaner and tastier alternative to other nicotine products, then this product is for you. The gum comes in three flavors - Wintergreen, Cinnamon, and Pomegranate - and the lozenges in cherry ice. To save 20% on any order, just use discount code BEN20.

-Seed Daily Synbiotic: A formulation of 24 unique strains, each of which included at their clinically verified dose, to deliver systemic benefits in the body. Save 15% off your order when you use discount code BEN15.

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

Mar 11, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 3 - Don't Let Old Friends Die
13:59

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/chapter3.

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.

Mar 07, 2021
Drinking Water Doesn’t Work, Your Body Is A Giant Cell Phone, The Human Battery, Structured Water, Water Filtration, Grounding, Light & More With Tracy Duhs.
01:22:10

bengreenfieldfitness.com/tracy

Meet Tracy Duhs. I've been a guest on Tracy's podcast in the past. You can listen to that episode here T

racy, like me, was homeschooled K-12, so she's a bit...well...weird, like me. Like me, she also believes that optimal health is a fundamental right for all humanity, not just a privilege for a select few. Helping people activate their vitality and feel alive has been Tracy’s life long mission.

Growing up in a missionary home cultivated her profound sense of compassion and her desire to educate on the simple foundations needed to look and feel our best.

Also like me, by the time she was 15, Tracy had already begun her undergraduate education in medicine. At 16, Tracy shadowed a missionary doctor working in an indigenous village in Guatemala, where she gained hands-on surgical and medical training. The time she spent there opened her eyes and enlarged her heart, to the need for wholistic wellness education and foundations.

After her experience in Guatemala, Tracy decided to forgo a traditional allopathic medical career in favor of one that focused on regenerative care and education. When Tracy became a mother, her professional  path took a personal turn.

Her first child, Grace, was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroid and alopecia universalis at the age of two. Emboldened by her daughter’s struggle, Tracy began her journey into into hydration education by pursuing a PhD in the field of biogenetics as well as shadowing doctors from all around the globe to learn their different approaches to disease.

It was through these experiences that Tracy became passionate about hydration as she learned the power hydration has to transform overall health and wellness in all people.

Today, Tracy works as a modern wellness advocate specializing in the restorative powers of intelligent hydration. She has parlayed her wealth of experience and knowledge into a multi-dimensional career in wellness advocacy and education, starting with her podcast, HYDRATE.

Tracy frequently consults large corporations and hotels to help build and facilitate wellness experiences. She also serves as the Director of the International Brain Summit.

Tracy is the founder the Sanctuary Wellness Experience in San Diego and co-founder of Hydrate at the Sanctuary.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-About the elixir Tracy gave Ben for the recording...3:45

-Tracy's journey to becoming an influencer in health and hydration...11:00

  • Sanctuary Wellness Center - Tracy's crib in San Diego
  • 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
  • Tracy grew up in Salinas, CA
  • Her mom's chronic illness inspired compassion and a desire to learn about human physiology
  • First pregnancy at age 24 she was always craving water
  • She had to do an emergency caesarian due to a dry sac - baby could have died if she didn't
  • The water she was drinking could not effectively hydrate - it was simply passing through her system
  • Excelled in science in school and college
  • Traveled to Guatamela with her missionary father to work in medical missions
  • Considered medical school but didn't connect with the reality of being a MD
  • Moved to San Diego at age 17 with her parents and switched to a business focus in college
  • Paid for school by modeling, took an interest in the wellness of fellow models
  • She eventually began a modeling agency that taught health and wellness to models to help their careers

-How Tracy took an interest in the lymphatic system...27:13

  • Her daughter suffered from autoimmune deficiency
  • Lymphatic cleanse was the missing component that resulted in Tracy's daughter's issue
  • Dr. Perry Nickelston, lymphatic system expert
  • Went back to school to learn more about her daughter's problem
  • Blood, bioenergetic testing to gauge detox
  • Electro Acupuncture (EAV) device that measures cell's vibratory frequency
  • German and Chinese meridian points

-How detoxing is undervalued in the health community...41:10

-How Tracy changed her approach to hydration which led to better health...46:30

  • Was doing reverse osmosis (chemically clean, but no minerals, dead water)
  • A medicine woman gave her nettle horse tail hibiscus tea; the life slowly came back to her body
  • Realized the issue was a lack of minerals in the water she was drinking
  • Dr. Thomas Cowan's writings on water
  • H3O2 - Dr. Gerald Pollack
  • Structured water
  • Photobiomodulation (Joovv)
  • First and last 15 minutes of sunlight are packed with essential nutrition
  • Grounding, magnetism from the Earth allow cells to maintain their charge
  • Non-native EMF's harm cells, depolarization
  • Cancer cells are depolarized cells
  • Unplug wifi to shift body into parasympathetic state
  • Tracy has 800 pounds of magnets under her bed
  • The cells in our body hold more information than our cell phones

-What makes Tracy so excited about hydration...58:30

  • We're made of 98.9% water molecules
  • Water is the source receiver of all information we come into contact with
  • Studying physics and quantum mechanics caused everything to come together intellectually, spiritually, emotionally
  • Realized the thoughts she was thinking affected how the cells in her body charged or were not charged
  • Positive thoughts, belief in a higher power, healthy family life circumventing less than ideal health habits

-When and why Tracy began drinking deuterium-depleted water (DDW)...1:04:15

-How dehydration is causing major health issues in modern society...1:13:45

-How to quench the thirst that no amount of earthly water will appease...1:16:30

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

- Tracy Duhs:

- Podcasts:

- Books:

- Gear and supplements:

- Other resources:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Creatine: Fuel your performance, energy, and strength with Kion Creatine, made with 100% Creapure®. You can grab your own Kion Creatine now at getkion.com and save 20% off your first order with discount code BGF20.

-Organifi Gold: A new take on an ancient secret: Pain-soothing herbs, incredible antioxidants, and phytonutrients all in one delicious, soothing “Golden Milk” nighttime tea! Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code BENG20.

-Vuori: Activewear and athletic clothing for ultimate performance. Vuori is built to move and sweat in, yet designed with a West Coast aesthetic that transitions effortlessly into everyday life. Receive 25% off your first order when you use discount code BEN2020.

-Four Sigmatic: I’ve been using Four Sigmatic products for awhile now and I’m impressed by the efficacies of their mushroom products. I use them. I like them. I support the mission! Receive 10% off your Four Sigmatic purchase when you use discount code BENGREENFIELD.

Mar 06, 2021
A Rock-Climbing Navy SEAL Talks Ibogaine, Meditation Tactics, Parenting, Purpose & More: The Nick Norris Podcast.
01:25:22

bengreenfieldfitness.com/nick

No trip to San Diego would be complete without interviewing at least one Navy SEAL, which is exactly what I got up to on a recent trip to San Diego.

Nick Norris (@nick_norris1981) is a graduate of both the United States Naval Academy and Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL (BUD/S) Class 247. Upon completion of SEAL training in 2004, Nick assumed progressively higher positions of leadership within Naval Special Warfare. His deployed roles included combat advisor to Iraqi and Afghan military units, Cross Functional Team Leader, and Ground Force Commander during combat operation in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Nick was most recently assigned to Naval Special Warfare Basic Training Command — SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) as Officer in Charge prior to transitioning off Active Duty. Originally from Chicago, Nick received his Bachelor in Science from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 and his Masters of Science in Real Estate from The University of San Diego in 2013. He is the Executive Director of the C4 Foundation, which provides support and resources through science-based programs to active duty Navy SEALs and their families and is a Board Member of Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, a non profit focused on ending the veteran suicide epidemic via resources, research, and advocacy related to psychedelic assisted therapy.
 
Nick is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Protekt Products, a wellness company that is committed to positively impacting customer health via both personal care products and nutritional supplements. Both Protekt and the C4 Foundation value the power of time spent in the outdoors and the positive impact it has on overall well-being.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Nick's history with the Navy SEALs...7:15

-Developing a mindset to overcome uncertainty and the unknown...11:00

-The most important quality of a SEAL leader in Nick's view...14:37

-Ibogaine used as treatment for PTSD...21:45

-How Nick has treated neural inflammation and PTSD...27:15

  • Nick struggled with shame associated with PTSD (was reluctant to open up on Ferriss' podcast)
  • SEALs are great at "compartmentalizing"; great for their job, not so much in civilian life
  • Felt "flat" after leaving the SEALs
  • Initially approached it from an endocrine standpoint
  • Docs labeled it as a clinical depression
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Eventually led to Ibogaine on the recommendation (and social proof) of fellow SEALs
  • Approach Ibogaine with much caution
  • Hot/cold contrast therapy
  • Morozko Forge (use code BENFORGE to save $150)

-Dealing with unhealthy habits Nick took from the military to civilian life...43:30

  • Compartmentalization
  • Fear of judgment; you're either "in" or "out" as a SEAL
  • Overcoming "messiah" complex
  • Relate love for our children with the love God has for us
  • Unconditional love from a greater power

-Nick's approach to sleep in and out of the military...49:50

-Nick's fitness regimen post-military...56:00

  • Bouldering keeps him outdoors
  • Ambulating under load (walking for extended period of time with weight)

-Why drinking water is not the best way to hydrate...1:00:30

  • Protekt Products
  • "Keep it simple" is the mantra for the brand
  • Book on hydration - Quench by Dana Cohen (drinking water is inefficient for hydrating)
  • Consume foods that are naturally plenteous in water (not dehydrated variants)
  • What's in the water and water content of the food you eat is the most important factor
  • Exercise and a good meal in the afternoon and evening often contradict conventional wisdom

-Why Nick feels like he's living on borrowed time...1:09:00

  • Nearly drowned while cliff jumping on the Big Island of Hawai'i
  • Belief in eternal life as a panacea to FOMO
  • Heaven by Randy Alcorn

-Life advice Nick shares with his children...1:14:00

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

- Nick Norris:

- Podcasts and articles:

- Books:

- Other resources:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion: My personal playground for new supplement formulations, Kion blends ancestral wisdom with modern science. Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners, save 20% off your first order with code BGF20.

-Organifi Red Juice: Enjoy all the benefits of the 11 superfoods and their micronutrients that help increase resting metabolism, support cardiovascular health, and remove toxins to turn back the hands of time! Receive a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code BENG20.

-Clearlight Saunas: You can be sure that I researched all the saunas before I bought mine and Clearlight was the one that stood out from all the rest because of their EMF and ELF Shielding and their Lifetime Warranty. Mention BEN GREENFIELD and you’ll receive an extra discount on your purchase.

-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.

 

Mar 04, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 2 - The Breast Plate of Presence
08:35

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/chapter2.

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.

Feb 28, 2021
How To Turn A Glass Of Water Into A Pharmaceutical, Supplement, Remedy & "Information Carrier" Using The Science Of Infopathy.
57:45

bengreenfieldfitness.com/anton

I've talked in the past about the use of inaudible sound waves to elicit specific brain wave and neurotransmitter responses, specifically with a device called the "Apollo," which I discuss in this podcast.

I've also been exploring the use of magnetic waves to elicit certain neurotransmitter responses, via a device called a "Hapbee," which can simulate chemicals such as caffeine, nicotine, melatonin, MDMA, etc. to elicit a physiological response without the actual intake of supplements, pharmaceuticals, or any other compounds or medicines. I'll be doing a podcast on this device soon.

And finally, I've now been experimenting with a so-called "Infopathy" device (use code BENG10 for 10% off any of their devices), which "imprints" water, or your body, with frequencies of everything from St. John's Wort to coffee to Viagra to anything else you want from their literal hundreds of "infoceutical" options. It's so fascinating that I just had to get the inventor on the show!

Anton Fedorenko, the creator of the Infopathy devices, received his BASc in applied physics and mathematics and MASc in innovation and high technologies from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in Russia. For 10 years, Anton has been involved with several water-related projects wherein he not only conducted fundamental research but also developed water-related products and web-based platforms.

From 2013 to 2017, he was a member of the organizing committee for the annual Water Conference on the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Water.

In 2018, Anton founded Ash•Nu Technologies Inc. and is currently developing two platforms: Infopathy and AquaPsy. Infopathy allows users to transfer infoceuticals (ICs) for health, cosmetic, veterinary, and gardening purposes anytime, anywhere.

AquaPsy takes consciousness research to a whole new level. Through AquaPsy, people from around the world can be connected remotely to water-based sensors, which can detect and evaluate influences caused by non-local mind effects. Both these platforms help one rediscover themselves from the quantum view.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-Infopathy defined...9:05

-Quantum Electro Dynamic (QED) theory applied to everyday life...13:30

  • Video on the QED theory
  • Should water be consumed immediately after being treated?
    • Consume within 3 days
    • Avoid exposure to WiFi or cell phones
  • Miron glass to protect herbs and nutrients from radiation
  • 1 tsp of salt added into the water to increases the efficacy of infopathy (mineralized water is more stable)
  • IC Pad for charging water (use code BENG10 to save 10%)

-Mixing many ingredients into treated water...18:30

  • A "complex" is a mix of several ingredients into one water
  • Suggestions for complexes in order to get the desired result
  • Public complexes are created by practitioners via a peer-reviewed process
  • Running a new infoceutical on top of an existing one will override the old one

-The wearable that allows you to transmit infoceuticals...22:30

  • IC Hummer wearable device, that can also be used on water (use code BENG10 to save 10%)
  • If you don't have the IC Pad, wrap the Hummer around the water and get the same effect
  • IC Pad is slightly faster than the Hummer and also contains herbs
  • The IC Hummer can be attached to the body and absorbed while you do stuff
  • Get a better effect if you wear two IC Hummers at once
  • You can be up to 30 feet away from the device and get the effect
  • A wired device will be more effective than a bluetooth device

-PEMF used to transfer infoceuticals into the body...29:45

  • Files are stored in audio format
  • The PEMF absorbs the electromagnetic waves that are present in the audio
  • Some infoceuticals are PEMF only: must be plugged in, no Bluetooth
  • PEMF infoceuticals are best applied directly to the body, not by drinking imprinted water
  • Three types of infoceuticals:
    • Imprint - signals created from substances; physical products (with any device or via water)
    • PEMF - use them with Glowing IC Pad or IC Hummer to emit PEM waves (wearable and wireless)
    • Audible - does not require a device are used with headphones or with the IC Hummer (also emits acoustic waves)
  • PEMFs are directly applied to the body

-Liquids other than water that can be used to transfer infoceuticals to the body...34:05

  • Liquid should not be hotter than 30°C (around 90°F)
  • Molecules move too fast for it to be effective
  • Ben did a liver and gallbladder transfer via a chilled cocktail

-Legitimate research that has been conducted on infoceuticals...37:00

-Ben and Anton's favorite infoceuticals and best practices...41:35

-Infoceuticals that are appropriate for plants and animals...48:05

-Appropriate frequency of use for infoceuticals...49:20

  • Imprinted and PEMF require regular use to maintain the effects
  • IC Pad can be made wireless with an inexpensive adapter
  • Occasional Bluetooth exposure is not as problematic as constant exposure

-Tips on creating infoceutical complexes...52:22

Resources from this episode:

- Anton Fedorenko:

- Podcast:

- Gear:

- Other resources:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Coffee: Carefully selected and roasted for taste, purity, high antioxidants, and health. BGF listeners save 20% off your first order with code BGF20.

-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. 

-Kin Euphorics: Kin Euphorics are stacked with the good stuff and none of the bad: think adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms, that help curb stress in the moment and over time. As well as nootropics that support cognitive function i.e. clarity, memory, creativity.

-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.

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

Feb 27, 2021
Fringe Supplement Stacks You've Never Heard Of, The Best Nootropic Combinations, The Latest Keto Support Compounds, Supplements That Act Like "Exercise In A Bottle" & Much More With Shawn Wells
01:21:30

bengreenfieldfitness.com/energyformula

If there's anything people say they want more of these days...it's energy.

The world around us continually requires more from us while we give less and less thought to our long-term health. This distracted and overwhelmed mindset has landed us squarely in survival mode, depriving us of the necessary steps to create lasting, sustained energy. The truth is most of us are so exhausted and don't know how to find the energy to live our best lives.

My friend Shawn Wells just put the finishing touches on his new book The ENERGY Formula: Six Life Changing Ingredients to Unleash Your Limitless Potential... ...which covers keto, Paleo, biohacking, stoicism, supplements, CBD, nootropics, MCTs, infrared saunas, cold plunges, how to create a sleep fortress, circadian rhythm, and much more.

With about 60 full-color diagrams and over 100 scientific citations, Shawn gives you the knowledge you will not find anywhere else, including "Formulator's Corners" in every chapter that cover doses, brands, and forms of supplements you need to be taking as well as "Resource Hacks" that tell you the products, devices, apps, and more to use. Developed by biochemist, dietitian, sports nutritionist, and formulation scientist Shawn Wells after surviving a series of torturous health battles, this pivotal and groundbreaking book is the product of meticulous and persistent research to find solutions to his personal and painful experiences—paired with two decades of legitimate clinical and scientific expertise.

Shawn previously joined me on the podcast episode "The Nitty-Gritty Underground World of Supplement Ingredients, Sports Nutrition Frankenfuels, Illegally Laced Compounds & More.," and he's been studying up on plenty more since that show, so prepare for a wild ride on today's podcast. Shawn, who is an MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN, is a leading nutritional biochemist and expert on health optimization. He has formulated over 500 supplements, foods, beverages, and cosmeceuticals, has patented 10 novel ingredients, and is now known as the Ingredientologist—the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a chief clinical dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on natural health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements.

He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr virus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor. As a world-renowned thought leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries, nationally syndicated radio programs, and regularly on morning television. Shawn's expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience higher performance and more energy through utilizing his practical research-backed solutions.

During this discussion, you'll discover:

-What Shawn had for breakfast the day of the interview...7:11

-Optimizing glutathione levels for optimal mitochondria...21:35

-The criteria by which Shawn evaluates a supplement brand...25:30

-How Shawn discovered two substances and made them into supplement form...35:45

  • Theacrine and Dynamine
    • Worked with Dr. Hector Lopez and Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss
  • Methylliberine (Dynamine™)
  • In the methylxanthine family (of which caffeine is a part)
    • Enhanced energy and focus
    • Pain reduction
    • Stimulated NAD production
    • No habituation effect as you find in caffeine
    • Less adaptation effect
  • Biggest difference is the half-life
  • Infopathy generator (use code BENG10 for 10% off) (Ben's podcast with Anton Federenko will be published on February 27)
  • Hapbee wearable
  • Theacrine and Dynamine™ are full synthetic (GMP and informed-choice tested for sports - tested athletes can use it); natural extraction is cost-prohibitive, but it does occur naturally in tea leaves and cacao
  • Shawn's energy stack:

-The exercise augmenter that has been called "exercise in a bottle"...44:15

-Grains of paradise...49:55

  • Grains of paradise is a type of pepper, gingery taste; similar to capsaicin and ginger
  • Enhances metabolism without a stimulant effect
    • 40mg increased thermogenesis and caloric expenditure of around 100 calories a day

-Ben's super easy goals for his upcoming 40th birthday...52:15

-A different form of berberine that is used to control blood glucose levels...56:30

-Shawn's new formula for BHB and thoughts on exogenous ketones...1:03:30

  • HVMN ketone ester
  • Ketone Aid
  • Patent on active isomer RBHB (aka DBHB)
  • Exogenous ketones can carry excess minerals; causes some GI distress
  • All in powder form, very salty in taste

-Preferred medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) to go with ketones...1:07:00

-The best way to raise NAD levels...1:09:20

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

- Shawn Wells:

- Podcasts and article:

- Food and supplements:

- Other resources:

Episode sponsors:

-Kion Coffee: Carefully selected and roasted for taste, purity, high antioxidants, and health. BGF listeners save 20% off your first order with code BGF20.

-Chili Technologies: ChiliSleep makes both the chiliPAD and OOLER, innovative options that fit over the top of your mattress and use water to control the temperature of your bed and help lower your core body temperature to trigger deep, relaxing sleep.

-Paleovalley Beef Sticks: 100% grass-fed AND grass-finished. Keto friendly and higher levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Receive a 15% discount on your order when you use my link.

-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. 

-Spiritual Disciplines Journal: The new Spiritual Disciplines Journal by Ben Greenfield is coming soon! Sign up to download a free preview and get notified once it's ready.

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

Feb 25, 2021
Fit Soul Chapter 1 - Fit For Detachment
10:38

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/chapter1.

So I hope you enjoy this first 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.

Feb 21, 2021
Biogeometry Protection Of Your Home, Plant Medicine, Parenting, Stacking Rocks, Stages Of Human Consciousness & More With Paul Chek.
01:53:55

bengreenfieldfitness.com/benandpaul

For over 20 years, Paul Chek’s unique, holistic health approach to treatment and education has transformed the lives of countless men and women through programs like the P~P~S Success Mastery Program. He is a world-renowned expert at developing practical and effective methods for addressing all aspects of well-being, both physical and mental.

 

 

Paul has been a podcast guest of mine on many previous episodes and I on his. 

 

 

In 1995, he founded the C.H.E.K Institute to accommodate an ever-growing clientele and to train and certify future CHEK Practitioners. Not surprisingly, Paul is sought after as an international presenter and consultant for successful organizations like the Chicago Bulls, Australia’s Canberra Raiders, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has produced more than 50 videos, 6 books, and 16 advanced-level home study courses while regularly contributing to several publications and web sites, such as Mercola.com and Personal Training on the Net.

 

 

As a walking, talking definition of success, Paul has become above all an educator: teaching and applying his methods to benefit others through lectures, multimedia, and, most recently, in the areas of personal, professional, and spiritual development through the PPS Success Mastery Program.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Biogeometry and why Paul calls his house the "Rainbow House"...5:30

 

 

 

-Second sight and how we can "see" what is happening in the spiritual realm around us...15:55

 

 

 

-How to use biogeometry in your own home...22:05

 

 

 

-How paramagnetism, the sun's energy and "thought forms" were used to build the pyramids...33:35

 

 

 

-Tobacco, volcanic and herb blends to enhance your life...48:10

 

 

 

-About Paul's upcoming book...58:05

 

 

 

-Why simply listening is the best way to learn anything...1:05:40

 

 

 

-Paul's thoughts on raising young children as an older man...1:11:20

 

 

 

-How Paul learned the "backstory" of his two children and the impact they'll make in the world...1:15:20

 

 

-Paul's habit for digesting books and keeping track of what he learns...1:26:30

 

 

-Advice for health professionals to make a lasting and meaningful impact...1:43:30

 

 

Feb 20, 2021
Microdosing For Sports Performance, Microdosing Stacks With Psychedelics & Plant Medicines, The Best Microdosing Protocols & Much More With Jim Fadiman.
01:14:49

bengreenfieldfitness.com/jimfadiman

I get tons of questions about microdosing - specifically, microdosing with psychedelics or plant medicines such as lithium, psilocybin, LSD, san pedro, DMT, ibogaine, and beyond.

My guest on today's podcast, Jim Fadiman, PhD, has a host of information on microdosing psychedelics in both his books and also at MicrodosingPsychedelics.com and is considered to be one of the world's leading experts on psychedelics and plant medicine, and has developed some particularly helpful and effective microdosing protocols. 

James holds degrees from Harvard and Stanford and wrote his entire dissertation about LSD-assisted therapy. As well as holding consulting, training, counseling and editorial jobs, he has taught in psychology and design engineering at San Francisco State, Brandeis, and Stanford and, for three decades, taught Sufism and other classes at Sophia University that he co-founded. He has published textbooks, professional books, a self-help book, a novel, a produced play and videos including: Drugs: The Children are Choosing for National Public Television. He was featured in a National Geographic documentary and had three solo shows of his nature photography. He has been involved in researching microdosing psychedelics since 2010. His most recent books are:

  • The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys and
  • Your Symphony of Selves: Discover and Understand More of Who We Are (with Jordan Gruber).

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Jim defines a microdose...07:00

  • Typical LSD micro-dose is 10 micrograms (mcg); mushrooms is .10 gram
  • Small amount, not taken very often
  • The variable you use to know the proper dose is how you feel, not necessarily body mass or type
  • A "high" feeling is a sign it's too much
  • L-theanine used to take the edge off when take too much caffeine (100-200 mg)
  • Magnesium threinate
  • Not just the brain is affected; the entire body feels the effects as well

-Microdosing as a pre-workout strategy...10:53

  • The system works better in general when in equilibrium
  • A marathoner reported taking 20 minutes off his time on a half-marathon after microdosing
  • LSD is not currently banned by WADA, the NCAA, USADA
  • Size of a microgram: 1.45 quadrillion molecules in one microgram
  • The small improvement from a micro-dose may be all you need to win the race, the competition, etc.
  • BGF podcast on ultra-marathoners using CBD/THC to get into a flow state

-Lesser known substances people are microdosing with with varying degrees of efficacy...18:50

  • LSD may turn into other substances once it's in the body (ALD, 1P-LSD)
  • MDMA is not a psychedelic
  • Ibogaine to overcome addiction
  • Psilocybin and peyote have "agendas" or identities not found in LSD
  • Chris Bell documentary on ibogaine
  • Ibogaine is not recreational; the experience can be very unpleasant in its vivid recall of the past
  • Microdosing does not give a psychedelic effect

-How microdosing affects neuroplasticity and brain function...28:45

  • Cells exposed to micro-doses develop more dendrites, capacity
  • People w/ long-term problems such as concussions have legit repair after microdosing
  • Navy SEALs found ibogaine to be one of the best concussion repair treatments they'd experienced

-Gold standard microdosing protocols...36:23

  • Psychedelics have tolerance, the reverse of addiction
  • Fadiman Protocol (2 day effect): 1 day on, 2 days off, 1 day on
  • Stamets Protocol: 4 days on, 3 days off; or 5 days on, 2 days off
  • A study to determine the difference between the two is currently underway
  • Jim does not recommend a "rotational" protocol where a different substance is taken each day
  • Go for the max benefit w/ the least amount you take
  • The best results are reported when taken less often

-Best practices for microdosing...44:00

  • Combine it with other practices such as meditation or walking in nature
  • People report it causes them to return to meditation or walking in nature
  • People have less alcohol, marijuana and coffee because they "don't feel the need"
  • Good idea to take a few weeks off every couple of months
  • Similar to periodization for exercise
  • Flow State Micro
  • Microdosing minus 1 (minus psilocybin)

-The effects of microdosing on those suffering from depression...50:00

  • Chronic depression patients experience remarkable recovery after microdosing
  • Ketamine is uncertain on its effects on neuroplasticity
  • "More glad, less sad"
  • Good Chemistry by Julie Holland

-Microdosing used "in-between" larger doses, plant medicine ceremonies, etc...52:45

  • You experience the social effects of plant medicine for 4-6 weeks after a high dose
  • Don't make a major life decision within 1 week of a high dose
  • Wait until the ego is back onboard, thinking logically
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Astaxanthin
  • Quercetin
  • Fecetin
  • Lions Mane
  • Cordyceps
  • Choline derivatives (eggs, walnuts) on microdosing days

-What is "multiplicity" and can microdosing be used to assist with "tapping into" one's multiple selves...1:00:00

  • Your Symphony of Selves by James Fadiman
  • Not wanting to go to the gym, then realizing how much you enjoy the gym when you get there
  • Who are you arguing with when you argue w/ yourself?
  • Different roles you play: professional vs. being a parent
  • Microdosing helps you get into the "right mind at the right time"
  • Become more forgiving of yourself, and more tolerant of the quirks and faults of others, particularly your children

-Where do get the products needed for microdosing...1:07:45

  • microdosingpsychedelics.com

-Where can people learn more about microdosing without having to wonder if it's just some uneducated "forum freak" vs. legitimate advice?

What were some of the about totally unexpected reports you had from microdosers?

Resources from this episode:

- Microdosing Institute video: Start your Microdosing Journey today with this video course

-The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic,and Sacred Journeys

-MicrodosingPsychedelics.com

-Twenty percent better with 20 micrograms? A qualitative study of psychedelic microdosing self-rapports and discussions on YouTube

-Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics

Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jim Fadiman or me? Leave your comments at bengreenfieldfitness.com/jimfadiman and one of us will reply!

Feb 18, 2021
Fit Soul - Introduction
29:11

To download your free copy of Fit Soul, visit fitsoulbook.com

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 just covering my shipping and handling and printing costs. 

I'm also recording the audio book version, but I'd like to give you a bit of a taste of that audio book version. And I may actually begin to release every chapter for you on this podcast on Sundays. 

So you can sit back and prepare to experience the half hour long or so audio recording of the first introductory chapter of Fit Soul. I hope you like it. If you like it all the resources and everything for what you're about to hear are at fitsoulbook.com/introduction.

So I hope you enjoy this first 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. And if you want me to keep releasing chapters like this on a weekly basis, if it helps you out touches your life somehow or gives you good information, I'll do it.

So without further ado, here we go.

Feb 14, 2021
Q&A 424: Giant News Flash Episode Of Random, Shocking, Groundbreaking Information on Longevity, Muscle & More, Biohacking ADD & ADHD, Is Ritalin Healthy, & Much More!
01:23:43

Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast? Click here, or use the 'contact' button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app. 

News Flashes – Follow Ben on Twitter for more…11:30

  • New drug reverses age related mental decline *within days*! 

 

  • a proposal to give us patches that make us allergic to meat and smart drugs that make us want to have fewer babies, all for "climate change" management

 

  • Oh hooray - more sex makes you live longer! (at least, if you're a naked mole rat) (see conclusions)

 

  • In the most recent longevity biomarker study, HIGHER LDL-P levels were protective against death and myocardial infarction

 

  • Want to build muscle? Get STRONG first

 

  • Researchers find how to stop muscle mass loss as you age (kind of interesting because bodybuilders have been using post-workout arachidonic acid for years to do this same thing!)

 

  • This study backs up what I've been saying for a long time - one of the best ways to build muscle is to maintain high blood levels of essential amino acids (EAA's), particularly during training sessions

 

  • That charcuterie plate and glass of wine just might be extending your life

Special Announcements...53:30

 

Listener Q&A:

Is Ritalin Healthy? (And Natural Alternatives To Ritalin)...59:06

Elle asks: I am a triathlete, I'm a Yogi, and I also have ADHD. I was prescribed Ritalin recently, which has helped me a lot, except that it's compromised the quality of my deep sleep. I have a very excitable parasympathetic nervous system. I do a lot of different yoga and different breathing exercises, transcendental meditation and prayer to help reactivate my parasympathetic nervous system to balance it. However, I still have issues with my deep sleep. Aside from supplements, biohacks, breathing, yoga and exercises, I was wondering if you could help me with this one. Thanks so much for taking the time.

 

 

What Your Pee Can Tell You About Your Body...1:10:30

Ben Pollack asks: Hey, Ben Pollack here from Pemberton, British Columbia. Thanks for all the hard work and the amazing information that you bring for us so that we can live an amazing life. My burning question is about pee. Sometimes when I pee it's foamy. Sometimes it's not foamy, and sometimes it's in-between. Is there something that pee tells us? And if so, what? Thanks very much.

 

Feb 13, 2021
Driven: Understanding and Harnessing the Genetic Gifts Shared by Entrepreneurs, Navy SEALs, Pro Athletes (& Maybe You).
01:13:01

bengreenfieldfitness.com/drivenbydoug

I first met today's podcast guest at a private conference where he was teaching long range rifle shooting combined with meditation? Sound a bit weird and intriguing? I thought so.

 

 

It turns out that my guest on today's show - Dr. Doug Brackman - has studied and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, pro-athletes, inventors, adventurers, and Navy SEALs and found that certain people are born with a drive often seen in these types of people. It's in their DNA - research has shown that certain genes can manifest resilient and highly focused people who can also be impulsive and easily distracted. While these traits enabled our ancient ancestors to survive, if you have these traits today, it can create havoc in your life. You may be diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, or OCD.

 

 

But what the world tells you is a disability or disorder may actually be your greatest gift. Using his experience teaching the highly driven how to master their gift, Doug provides the insight and tools you need to master yours. He teaches you how to:

 

 

- Stop self-sabotage forever
- End shame and doubt
- Find your wolf pack
- Use meditation to put yourself on the right path

 

 

I just finished his new book Driven: Understanding and Harnessing the Genetic Gifts Shared by Entrepreneurs, Navy SEALs, Pro Athletes (& Maybe You) and was absolutely glued to the pages, so I just had to have Doug on the show.

 

 

After achieving a dual PhD in 2002, Dr. Doug struck out to research the components of powerful thought and action, culminating in a very successful practice of helping driven “hunters” focus their gifts on a daily basis.  Dr. Doug has used and integrated approach of meditation, bio-hacking, and applied real world counseling to help thousands of people. He has been naturally drawn to the driven (often ADD/ADHD spectrum) business owner/entrepreneur, and for the last 10 years has worked exclusively with these amazing clients. Dr. Doug is a twenty plus year meditation practitioner and continuous student of the rapid advances in science explaining the benefits of specific types of meditation. He describes himself as a functional MRI geek and student of all spiritual practices and religions.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Doug went from a dual PhD to teaching meditation while shooting rifles...6:50

 

 

 

 

-What it means to be "Driven"...10:45

 

 

 

 

-How to determine if you're genetically predetermined to be Driven...20:00

 

 

 

 

-A poly peptide that relates to Driven people...25:05

 

 

 

-How the brain of a Driven person is used differently than that of others...

 

 

 

 

-Why there's "never enough" for Driven people...

 

 

 

 

-Practical solutions for Driven people to function in society...

 

 

 

 

-The only thing that will truly help a Driven person...

 

 

 

 

-The type of meditation best-suited for Driven people...

 

 

 

 

-The breath work Doug teaches to Driven people...

 

 

 

 

-Plant medicine protocols that may be useful for Driven people...

 

 

 

-How to learn more about Doug's work...

Feb 11, 2021
A Rocket Scientist Homeschooler's Insider Blood Glucose Monitoring Secrets, The Best Way To Use A Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), Blood Sugar Biohacking Tips & Much More!
01:21:24

bengreenfieldfitness.com/levels

As I've mentioned many times before on podcasts, I've been using something called a "Continuous Glucose Monitor" (CGM) at various intervals throughout my life for about 4 years or so.

 

 

Considering that, as I write about here, I consider glycemic variability (which is exactly what these CGM's track) and inflammation (which is a bit more difficult to measure as it typically requires a visit to a lab) to be my top two key biomarkers for health and longevity, my use of a CGM has given me some very valuable data on how my body responds to certain foods, supplements, exercises, lifestyle practices, and even emotions.

But how does a CGM work, exactly? 

What does the really tiny "filamentous" needle actually measure?

How do you get yours to "stick" for long periods of time, or in water? 

How does the phone gather data from the sensor, and is EMF a concern?

Does the sensor have to be calibrated to a blood glucose reading due to the fact it is recording interstitial fluid vs. blood? 

Is this type of thing, from an insurance standpoint, that is only available to diabetics? 

What do you do about activities that cause high glucose excursions, such as exercise/sauna/coffee etc., which wind up decreasing the metabolic score when, long-term, those are all glucose stabilizing/insulin sensitizing activities?

Are there certain supplements or herbs that do the best job controlling blood glucose?

 

 

I explore these questions and many others in this podcast with Josh Clemente. Josh is a rocket scientist and worked at SpaceX for 6 years, managing the team that designed the life support systems in their space shuttles. Overtime, he started to notice extreme levels of fatigue and experienced volatile spikes and crashes of energy throughout his day. For someone that worked out consistently and followed the guidelines for what he believed to be healthy practices, it didn’t seem to add up. After experimenting with glucose monitoring, he realized that he was pre-diabetic, borderlining on fully-blown diabetic, and that the foods he was eating were having a significant impact on his performance. It was this discovery and struggle to derive actionable insights from his glucose monitoring that led him to start Levels.

 

Today at Levels Health, Josh and his team are revolutionizing the way people think about their metabolic health. And why is metabolic health so important? Before Levels, an average person had no way of understanding how efficiently or inefficiently their body was producing energy. Levels enables you, using a new CGM system, to access and understand this information in real-time, so you can start making better diet and lifestyle choices to avoid those energy peaks and valleys.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-How Josh became a rocket scientist...8:50

 

 

 

 

-How Josh became interested in blood glucose management...32:05

 

 

 

 

-How a CGM works, what it measures, and how it compares to a blood glucose stick...19:33

 

 

 

 

-How the Levels app calibrates w/ the CGM's on the market...24:00

 

 

 

 

-Gold standard location for placement of the GCM on the body...30:45

 

 

 

 

-How to keep the CGM on your body for long periods of time...31:00

 

 

 

 

-How to obtain a CGM without faki