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Good Carbs, Bad Carbs, High Carbs, Low Carbs & More: Clearing Up Carbohydrate Confusion With Dr. Michael Ruscio.

https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gut2 I first interviewed Dr. Michael...https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gut2 I first interviewed Dr. Michael Ruscio in the podcast episode "Why Healthy People Get Broken Guts, And What You Can Do About It." In that discussion, we delve into: -Dr. Ruscio's personal diet, and what his typical day looks like (including his meal of choice at Whole Foods)... -The surprising things that happen to your gut when you combine calories and high levels of physical activity... -Whether athletes should fast, and what happens when an exercise enthusiast "stops the flow of calories" and fasts... -How an "elemental diet" works to reduce stress on the gut... -When you actually should consider starving the bacteria in your gut... -Whether you can combat "overstressing" the gut with food by simply using things like digestive enzymes... -The biggest mistake most people make with cleanses, enemas and detoxing... -How you can heal damage to the valves passing through your gut... -If you could test anything and everything going in your gut, what you should test... -And much more! Dr. Michael Ruscio is a functional medicine practitioner, researcher, and author. His specialties include autoimmune, thyroid, and digestive disorders. He consults clients locally in the Bay Area and remotely across the country. His clinical research is focused on digestive disorders. Dr. Ruscio has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences including the SIBO Symposium, PaleoFX, Ancestral Health Symposium, and an international symposium in London. He's also spoken for several online health summits, including Sean Croxton's Digestion Sessions. Dr. Ruscio has collaborated with many authorities in the health and wellness industry, including Robb Wolf and Melissa Hartwig. He has been interviewed on several popular podcasts such as Sean Croxton, Robb Wolf, Ben Greenfield, and Jimmie Moore, and he's provided clinical training for Designs for Health and the SIBO Symposium. Dr. Ruscio also conducts a very highly rated functional medicine podcast. You can visit his website and podcast here. Today, Dr. Ruscio is back with the latest research on carbohydrates and the gut, and during Part 2 of our discussion, we dive into: -Michael's take on the statement that "all carbs get converted to glucose so there is no such thing as bad carbs" and whether there is a consensus regarding the role of all carbs, good carbs, bad carbs, high carbs and low carbs...[8:11] -Why Michael doesn't like food allergy tests or use them much in his practice...[13:10] -The role of carbohydrates or carbohydrate avoidance when it comes to a digestive condition like IBS (gas, bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, lose stools)...[19:40, 21:45 & 32:10] -How the microbiota influences this and whether people with digestive conditions need to feed their healthy bacteria in order to feel better, and if so, how do they do that if they're eating low carb...[20:20 & 23:45] -Whether a low carb diet really damages your thyroid...[40:40] -The impact of artificial sweeteners on a low-carb diet and the truth about stevia...[56:15] -Whether you really need to run like the plague when a supplement or bar has, say, 10g or 20g of carbohydrates...[52:30] -The impact of a low-carbohydrate diet on testosterone levels...[64:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My podcast episode with Robb Wolf -My podcast episode on stevia and Zevia -Article: Low carb diets decrease thyroid autoimmunity -A clinical trial comparing a low carb diet to a more traditional low fat diet found low carb worked better for treating type II diabetes. -Another clinical trial comparing low fat versus low carb for type II diabetes found they both work, but low carb worked better -A paleo diet has also been shown to work better than a conventional lower fat/higher grain diet for type 2 diabetes -There are many studies showing traditional low fat/high carb diets that increase fiber, fruit, vegetable and whole grain intake all help with heart disease and obesity, including: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18005489 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8941095 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20573945 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24929874 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14980987 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25552267 -A recent trial found that a paleo diet improves cholesterol levels to a greater extent than traditional heart-healthy (low fat) dietary recommendations. -Another study found consuming a paleo-type diet for only two weeks was able to improve several cardiovascular risk factors compared to a healthy reference diet (traditional low fat diet) in subjects with metabolic syndrome. -A paleo diet caused better improvements to blood sugar control and several cardiovascular risk factors compared to a diabetes diet (traditional lower fat/higher carb) in patients with type 2 diabetes. -A systematic review with meta-analysis shows the paleo diet is more effective for metabolic syndrome than standard nutritional recommendation diets which are typically lower fat and higher carb/fiber. -What about the best diet for weight loss? A systematic review with meta-analysis of 53 studies found that low carb diets are better for weight loss than low fat diets. -Low carb diets may improve thyroid autoimmunity issues -Hunter gatherer lifestyle (paleo diet) improves metabolism, but t3 decreased -Article: Low Carb(-ing) Reduces Fat & Fast Food (10-20%) Cravings Plus 60% Less Hunger After Meals in Obese Men/Women Show Sponsors: Organifi - For the best tasting greens superfood blend, go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi and use code BEN for 20% off your order. biOptimzers - Crank your muscle gains to new heights by flooding your muscles with maximal amino acids without increasing your protein intake. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order. Quip - Quip is an electric toothbrush that packs premium vibration and timer features into an ultra slim design, that's half the cost of bulkier brushes. Go to getquip.com/BEN to get your first refill pack free with a Quip electric toothbrush. Four Sigmatic - Try out the Reishi Elixer for extreme relaxation without any grogginess. Use promo code BENGREENFIELD at FourSigmatic.com/greenfield to get 15% off your order. Do you have questions, comments or feedback and good carbs and bad carbs? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either Dr. Ruscio or I will reply, and click here if you want access to a consult with Dr. Ruscio!   Show More

01:11:08 6/24/2017

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ketokitchen Ketogenic pizza. Ketogenic toast. Ketogenic cornflakes. Yep, each of these, and many of carbalicious food items actually do exist in low-carb, high-fat nutrient dense recipes. You just have to know what to do, and you have to be willing to think outside the box of how most ketogenic eaters operate: which is basically drinking copious amounts of full-fat coconut milk, buying avocados by the dozen and going through a stick of butter every couple days. Cancer survivors Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly just put the finishing touches on the first-ever comprehensive ketogenic cookbook - a cookbook based on the latest research on nutritional approaches to the prevention and management of cancer and a ketogenic diet. But this book is chock full of delicious recipes and practical ketogenic tips that go way above and beyond just cancer management. For decades, the ketogenic diet?which shifts the body's metabolism from burning glucose to burning fat, lowering blood sugar and insulin and resulting in a metabolic state known as ketosis?has been used to successfully manage pediatric epilepsy. More recently, it has been used by the Paleo community as a weight loss strategy. Now emerging research suggests that a ketogenic diet, in conjunction with conventional treatments, also offers new hope for those coping with cancer and other serious disease. With endorsements from leading researchers and oncologists such as Dr. Thomas Seyfried (Cancer as a Metabolic Disease), The Ketogenic Kitchen offers more than 250 recipes, as well as meal plans and comprehensive scientific information about the benefits of a ketogenic diet, with sensible advice to help readers through periods of illness, recovery, and treatment. Domini Kemp is an award winning chef, food writer, and entrepreneur. In 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and since then she has shifted her focus towards healthier eating. She changed her column in the Irish Times to focus on healthier recipes and opened Alchemy Juice Co., a juice and wholefoods cafe. The Ketogenic Kitchen is her fifth cookbook. Patricia Daly is an experienced nutritional therapist and author specializing in cancer care and the ketogenic diet in particular. She has worked with hundreds of cancer patients in Ireland and abroad, lectures at the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health, and is a well-regarded speaker at conferences and in cancer centers. After writing three eBooks, including "PRACTICAL KETO MEAL PLANS FOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES: Tips, Tricks And How To's For Optimizing Performance Using A High Fat, Low Carb Meal Plan", The Ketogenic Kitchen is her first print book. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The difference between Patricia's more "strict" diet and Domini's more "liberal" diet...[8:20] -About how many carbs should you eat to be low carb versus ketosis...[11:20 & 18:55] -The surprising dangers of excessive calorie consumption on a ketogenic diet...[23:10] -The potential dangers of whey protein, especially for certain populations...[28:20] -Why it is that both Patricia and Domini like something called Yacon syrup...[31:00] -How to make your own ketogenic bread to have low carb toast...[34:05] -How to make keto cornflakes or keto cereal...[45:25] -Patrick and Domini's favorite way to make pizza that still allows it to be ketogenic (and how the heck they do the crust)...[46:55] -How to make a simple and tasty low-carb version of the Japanese temaki recipe...[51:30] -How to make "Bullet-proofish" coffee that doesn't result in any bloating or nausea...[55:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: The Ketogenic Kitchen: Low carb. High fat. Extraordinary Health. -Book: The Plant Paradox -Yacon syrup -Ben's cricket-shirataki pad thai recipe -Miracle Noodles Show Sponsors: Kimera Koffee - Proven to help you increase focus, power output and cognition. Go to KimeraKoffee.com and use code BEN to get 10% off! Blue Apron - Create incredible home cooked meals and get your first three meals free, with free shipping! Go to BlueApron.com/Ben. Organifi - For the best tasting greens superfood blend, go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi and use code BEN for 20% off your order. Marc Pro - For pain relief and faster muscle recovery time, use promo code BEN for 5% off at marcpro.com. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Domini, Patricia or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:01:56 6/21/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/thescraper I've met a lot of interesting characters and crazy cats in my life. Scott Dolly, AKA "The Scraper" (at least, that's what I call him) is no exception. I first met Scott in Costa Rica at a digital detox, hot yoga retreat and adventure getaway called "Runga". Yep, that's the same event at which I hung out with Eric, the guy I interviewed in the episode "How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer: An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer." and the same event founded by my buddy and Spartan racing bigwig Joe DiStefano, who I interviewed in the episode "Digital Detoxing, Travel-Proofing Your Immune System, Underground Body Weight Workouts & More With Joe DiStefano." A few months after Runga, Scott pulled up to my house in Spokane, WA in a big black SUV jam-packed with snowboarding equipment and a bag full of strange body adjusting and "scraping" tools. Our ensuing weekend together was a geekfest of biomechanics, physiology, fascia fixing, woo-woo chakra energy work and much more, and in today's episode, we take a deep dive into all that and much more. So who is Scott, exactly? Scott Dolly MS, ATC, CSCS is the owner/CEO and founder of Evolution Human Performance and Rehabilitation. He is a manual therapy and IASTM specialist who utilizes biomechanical movement analysis to locate imbalances and dysfunctions in the human body. Scott is a national and international speaker and educator in the field of sports medicine; and he has authored courses on I.A.S.T.M. and Advanced Training Science. Scott also serves as the Peak Performance columnist for Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine in the UK, through which his work reaches over a half million people worldwide. Scott has over 15 years' experience studying and working with the human body and he works with thousands of clients every year. He resides in Winchester, Virginia. His credentials and certifications include: -Master's Degree in Athletic Training: Shenandoah University -Undergraduate work in Biology and Physics: Shepherd University -Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: National Strength and Conditioning Association -Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Specialist -Reiki Master: 11 years During our discussion, you'll discover: -The truth about whether foam rolling really works, and why Scott is a big fan of "butter knives" for your fascia...[14:45] -Why Scott said I needed to do more "closed kinetic chain exercises" when he analyzed my gait...[26:40] -How Scott helped a nervous guy on the chair lift using "distance healing" and Qi Gong...[41:30] -Scott's work in sound bowls and healing frequencies, and how he aligns that with being able to run a 4:40 mile, train NFL athletes and deadlift nearly 700 pounds...[46:30 & 56:30] -The protective "bubble" Scott drew around us inside the mountain lodge when we were snowboarding...[46:20] -Scott's experience with the one-inch-punch by a Shaolin monk...[59:50] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -"Gil Hedley: Fascia & Stretching: The Fuzz Speech" -Graston & Scraping tools on Amazon -Robert Peng: The Master Key Video Series -The artist Alex Grey -Singing bowls on Amazon -The one-inch punch Show Sponsors: biOptimzers - Crank your muscle gains to new heights by flooding your muscles with maximal amino acids without increasing your protein intake by a single gram. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/biOpt to automatically get 10% off your order. MVMT Watches - The watchmaker's goal is to change the way consumers think about fashion by offering high quality minimalist products at revolutionary prices. Go to MovementWatches.com/ben to get 15% off. Free shipping and free returns! Organifi - For the best tasting greens superfood blend, go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi and use code 'BEN' for 20% off your first order. Marc Pro - Pain Relief and Faster Muscle Recovery Time. For a 5% discount, use promo code "BEN" at marcpro.com. -Runga 2017: Dec 8-21, 2017 (you get to choose how long to stay!). RUNGA is a once a year retreat, currently hosted in December. RUNGA is designed to facilitate a dramatic shift in attendee's current outlook, lifestyle choices, self efficacy, motivation, love, even spirituality. The retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. They are also delicious. Click here to sign up. Use code BEN (or let them know I sent you) to get VIP treatment and a free gift valued at $100! 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01:11:16 6/17/2017
June 14, 2017 Podcast: 368 - Building Muscle & Testosterone On A Ketogenic Diet, Food Combining, Psychedelic Experimentation, Natural Depression Remedies & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: Interval training is one of the best anti-aging forms of exercise out there: - 4 min on, 3 min off x 3. So you *can* build muscle and testosterone on a ketogenic diet (says the latest research). And here's a great follow-up article by the study authors. We're Entering A New Golden Age of Psychedelics, and Portland is Leading the Way - and a related review of four different psychedelics by the author. Oh yeah, and magic mushrooms are 'safest drugs' compared to LSD, ecstasy & cocaine - says study. Travel east and you'll need morning light and evening melatonin; go west and you'll need evening light and morning melatonin. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -TeloYears - find out more at bengreenfieldfitness.com/teloyears and listen to my podcast about it. -FourSigmatic Mushroom Extracts - use code "bengreenfield" for 15% off -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at onnit.com/bengreenfield -Casper Matresses: Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting Casper.com/BEN and using promo code 'BEN' -Click here to donate any amount you'd like to support the podcast! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Ben will be racing on the Spartan Pro Team for 2017! You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Blue Mountain Challenge, July 8 -Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -July 11th, 2017: David Bouley's "The Chef & The Doctor Series" in TriBeca, New York. Please join me at Bouley Botanical for a over a multi-course wine dinner, curated by Chef David Bouley. We'll start with a reception featuring passed canapes and a specialty health tonic cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle and ask me any questions they like. Chef Bouley will then prepare a multicourse menu with wine pairing featuring products and ingredients to address the topic of the evening. Get your tickets here. -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -Oct 13-15, 2017: Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, Finland. This event is the focal point for learning faster, performing better, living longer, and enjoying more what you wake up to do every day. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, nutrition, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Get your tickets here! -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 17-23-9, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for 10% off. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Richard Aiken? It was a must-listen - "How To Fix Your Brain And Biology With Plants: An Interview With Neurodietetics Author Richard Aiken On The Best Diet For The Brain." Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Build Massive Stamina & Recover Faster From An Endurance Event Kory says: He's currently training for the Hurricane Heat 12 hour event for Spartan. He did it last year and he got time hacked at the 10th hour and so he's learned from the event and has started to do a lot more rucking, weighted calisthenics and military PT style workouts, but he knows this style of training can do a lot of damage to his joints. He's wondering if you have any tips on how to train for a weight bearing event like this without doing any damage to yourself, and also if you have any special gear you can recommend? In my response, I recommend: -Incline treadmill -Standing workstation -Hyperwear weighted vest -Normatec -Myobuddy -Eat Early & Eat Often (e.g. like Kokoro) Everything You Need To Know About Food Combining Zach says: He just stumbled across the concept of food combining. He's always thought of combining foods to get a balanced meal - getting protein, carbs and fats in each meal - but he's new to the nutrition side of things. What's the low down on food mixing, how do you do it properly and how do you avoid having undigested proteins and other things in your system? Natural Fixes For Depression Hannah says: She just broke up with her boyfriend of two years, and she's having trouble coping with the mental and physiological ramifications of break up. She takes lions mane, D3, cordyceps, a good B vitamin and she exercises. She thinks all that is helping, but she's exhausted, she's having trouble sleeping, she can't think clearly, she's breaking down all the time and she's having a hard time coping. She's wondering if you have any suggestions for how to deal with heart break and the physical ramifications that entails? In my response, I recommend: -Retimer -Fish Oil -Vitamin D/K Blend -Gratitude Does The Whole30 Diet Work? Anonymous says: What are your thoughts on the Whole30 book, lifestyle changes and recipe? Do you think it's beneficial, or are there other ways to figure out what might be causing certain reactions in your body? In my response, I recommend: -Cyrex -Robb Wolf's "Wired To Eat" book -The Jungle Effect book -DNA Testing Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fi
01:34:09 6/14/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/fasting Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about?yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting. Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it's an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. Dr. Fung earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto, where he also completed his internal medicine residency before heading to the University of California, Los Angeles, for his fellowship in nephrology. He currently practices as a kidney specialist in Toronto. He is the chief of the department of medicine at Scarborough General Hospital. In addition to clinical medicine, he is also on the board of directors of Low Carb Diabetes Association and the scientific editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance. During the course of treating thousands of patients, it became clear to Dr. Fung that the epidemic of type 2 diabetes and obesity was getting worse. The prevailing dietary recommendations to reduce dietary fat and calories were clearly ineffective. He founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program to provide a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity: rather than focusing on medications, this clinic focuses on dietary changes that are simple yet effective. In The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Jason and Ben have different takes on whether or not to eat breakfast...[8:25] -The five different physiological stages of fasting...[16:45] -Why growth hormone actually goes up, not down, when you fast, and how the body uses this mechanism to maintain muscle...[30:15] -Why fasting doesn't actually decrease your metabolic rate or cause you to go into to starvation mode...[33:20] -What kind of scenario would actually cause your metabolic rate to decrease with calorie restriction...[37:10] -Why most of the Biggest Loser contestants actually regained their weight after the show...[44:35] -The reason hunger gradually disappears during a fast...[49:55] -The shocking things that happen to your body when you do an extended fast...[56:35] -What refeeding syndrome is...[63:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The link between circadian rhythm and eating breakfast -The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting Show Sponsors: Ample - Ample is a balanced healthy meal in a bottle with 20+ superfoods. Use code GREENFIELD for 15% off all first-time orders. TeloYears - Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/TeloYears and use my special gift card code BEN10 to get 10% off your TeloYears kit. Code valid through Aug 31, 2017. Hello Fresh - For $30 off your first week of deliveries, visit HelloFresh.com and enter code FITNESS30 when you subscribe! Marc Pro - Marc Pro: Pain Relief and Faster Muscle Recovery Time. For a 5% discount, use promo code "BEN" at marcpro.com. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jason or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:14:12 6/10/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/bar As I described just a few days ago in this comprehensive article "Dirty Little Secrets Of The "Healthy" Energy Bar Industry (& The Shocking Truth About Protein Bars, Paleo Bars & Beyond).", I used to be an energy and "health" bar addict. I'd easily consume 2-3 energy bars an hour on a long bike ride, always have some kind of satiating healthy "Paleo-ish" bar tucked away somewhere during a run or a long road trip or airplane ride, and would typically be munching on some kind of massive, forearm-sized protein bar while wandering out of the gym after weightlifting. No wonder I struggled for years with chronically elevated blood sugar, gut rot, excess protein intake, energy level roller coaster rides and toxins in my blood tests. And no wonder so many other folks who depend on health bars as a staple wind up constantly fighting an uphill battle against weight gain, poor energy levels (ironic, right?), bloating, gas, constipation and more. Why this seeming paradox? Unfortunately, most energy bars are chock full of sugar and starch, which can cause dangerous blood sugar surges and fat formation. And if the sugar gets removed from a bar, it's often replaced with nasty artificial sweeteners that can kill gut bacteria and cause neurotoxicity. Or the bar is packed with so much excess protein that you get ammonia build-up, acidity, insulin spiking and gut issues like bloating, gas and constipation. Finally, from peanuts to soy to whey and beyond, the ingredients of many bars can cause food intolerance reactions, resulting in weight gain, skin, gut and immune system problems and a host of other health issues. Finally, if a bar actually is healthy, it either tastes like cardboard, falls apart in the heat, or is like biting into tree bark in the cold, and simply hasn't been tested "in-the-trenches" by people living hard-charging lives or athletes competing under real conditions that exist outside of some whitewashed food laboratory. And I've only scratched the surface of the issues and the shocking truth about so-called "healthy" energy bars, protein bars, Paleo bars and beyond. In this interview with David Urman, food industry expert, we pull back the curtain on the healthy food industry, and you'll discover the disturbing truth about everything from "natural flavors" to IMO's to processing, preservatives and beyond. So who is David? David graduated UC Berkeley School of Law and practiced law for 10 years, then jumped into the health and nutrition industry, working initially in medical device management and the production of a cutting-edge breath ketone monitor (which I've discussed on previous shows) and eventually the production of ketogenic friendly foods. So he has a unique background in business, food development and nutrition. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How you can measure oxidative stress via a breath test...[13:12] -How David created a research device that can also measure your level of ketosis via your breath...[12:30 & 15:25] -The shocking ingredients of one of the top health bars that remains a favorite of the health-conscious...[20:00] -A notorious, hidden ingredient called "IMO" that is in most bars, and that spikes blood sugar through the roof...[24:50] -The surprising additives in a bar that are allowed to be called "natural flavors"...[29:10] -How you can make a bar shelf stable but with minimal preservatives, and not need to be refrigerated or frozen...[38:20] -How a bar can provide adequate amino acids for recovery without spiking insulin and glucose, or creating mTor, accelerated aging and longevity issues from excess protein...[43:45] -Quinoa's little known cousin "kaniwa", and the surprising list of nutrients, minerals and antioxidants in kaniwa...[48:07] -Why the fats combination of white chia seeds, chocolate liquor, cacao nibs, cocoa butter, cocoa solids, coconut flakes and almonds gives a perfect hedonistic combination of fat and taste...[52:40 & 55:00] -Why organic honey, as a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, offers a slow time-release carbohydrate-based fuel source that actually lowers appetite and increases satiety...[54:07] -How Spanish almonds, cacao nibs and the chia seeds can provide fiber without the addition of IMO's or synthetic starches...[57:38 & 59:30] -How much damage the modern pasteurization and long high-heat cooking process used on bars can destroy the nutrient content of the "superfoods" in the bar...[64:40] -The high-antioxidant capacity of organic honey, almonds, cocoa nibs, kaniwa, chia seeds and chocolate liquor, and how these combined components have very high free radical scavenging capabilities...[68:30] -Why the NatureBite bar that David and Ben developed took over two years to create and test...[71:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Article: Dirty Little Secrets Of The "Healthy" Energy Bar Industry (& The Shocking Truth About Protein Bars, Paleo Bars & Beyond). -Click here to get the NatureBite bar now with an automatic 15% discount through Sunday June 11 - full list of ingredients: organic honey, almonds, cocoa nibs, hydrolyzed gelatin, baby quinoa (kaniwa), white chia seeds, coconut flakes (coconut, sodium metabisulfite), chocolate liquor (roasted and ground cocoa beans), water, organic rice protein, pea protein isolate, sesame seeds, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sea salt, tocopherols -David's Creative Development Team -Ben's High Carb vs. High Fat Diet podcast with Denise Minger -Book: The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging -Measuring ketones -The Revelar breath test for aldehydes and oxidation -The Charlie Foundation -The fascinating studies and research on the health of organic honey Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for David or me? 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01:20:32 6/7/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/restore My guest on today's podcast, Zach Bush, MD, is one of the few triple board certified physicians in the country, with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. He was introduced to me by former podcast guest Dr. Joseph Mercola, and he is an extremely, extremely intelligent dude, especially when it comes to optimizing gut health using some pretty cutting edge strategies. In 2012, Dr. Bush discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria, and he and his research team have subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions as an antidote to the chemical "glyphosate", and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt your body's natural defense systems. Dr. Bush points to his own kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. He is fiercely motivated by a desire to have them experience a much brighter and healthier future. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Dr. Bush stayed in school for 17 years (and what it means to be a "triple certified" board physician)...[10:00] -The discovery in soil that Dr. Bush made in 2012, and what he was looking for exactly when he found it...[11:10] -How bacteria, in the right conditions, can "talk" to each other in the same way that your mitochondria do...[18:00 ] -The method Dr. Bush used to turn carbon-based redox molecules into a drinkable liquid...[26:55 & 29:45] -How something called "lignite" can assist with mitochondrial health and longevity...[34:40] -Why the best probiotic strains still contain only 24 of the 20,000-30,00 different kinds of bacteria in your gut...[37:20] -How glyphosate wreaks havoc on the tight junctions in your gut, and why it's impossible to escape it in water, air, dirt and food...[45:20] -Why gluten can cause some of the same damaging issues as glyphosate, and why it wasn't until the 1980's that folks started to develop more gluten intolerances...[51:30] -Why it's not enough to just eat "dirty plants" or fermented foods when it comes to equipping your gut to heal from glyphosate exposure...[59:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -GAINSwave -The RESTORE gut health product Dr. Bush and I discuss (use code "BEN15" for 15% discount) -Study: Protective Effects of Lignite Extract Supplement on Intestinal Barrier Function in Glyphosate-Mediated Tight Junction Injury -Study: Protection Against Gluten-Mediated Tight Junction Injury with a Novel Lignite Extract Supplement Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Bush or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:25:12 6/3/2017
Laura Schoenfeld, in addition to officially being the individual who introduced me to "fried pickles" at a recent Weston A. Price Foundation conference, is a registered dietitian trained in functional medical nutrition therapy. Her philosophy on nutrition is influenced by ancestral diets, principles of biochemistry, current research, and clinical experience. Through working with hundreds of clients, she has found that under-eating, overly restrictive dieting, inappropriate exercise, and inadequate attention to sleep and stress management is rampant in those trying to solve their health concerns through functional medicine and real food. Addressing these common but overlooked diet and lifestyle issues allows her clients to live their healthiest, fittest, symptom-free life, without being consumed by thoughts of food and exercise. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Prevention, Women's Health, and Reader's Digest. You can find her at lauraschoenfeldrd.com or listen to her podcast, "The Ancestral RDs", over on iTunes. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why you shouldn't want "abs"...[8:35] -How Laura completely changed her training routine from "burning calories" to "lifting heavy stuff"...[18:00] -Why it's silly for people to be afraid of fruit and fructose...[24:45] -Why Ben personally moderates his red meat intake to just once every 2-3 days...[33:30] -What populations benefit from keeping red meat to a minimum and switching to a high-carb, high-fiber diet...[36:45] -What Laura learned from eating a Biblical "Daniel Fast" (and why the modern Mediterranean Diet is flawed)...[45:50 & 55:10] -The tool Laura uses to choose supplements and medications based on personal genetics...[63:13] -The one vitamin most people tend to be deficient in...[70:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The TianChi Chinese adaptogenic herbs Ben mentions -Mastering Nutrition Episode 16: Dietary Management of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) -AJ Jacobs "Year Of Living Biblically" book -Colin Champ's article on how the modern Mediterranean Diet is flawed -Nutrahacker.com -Lavender oil -The Thorne multivitamin Ben talks about Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Laura or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:15:39 5/31/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/oxygenadvantage It's no secret that I'm somewhat obsessed with breathing. In the past years I've written articles on everything from combining ketosis, breath holds and freediving, to how to make your own hyperbaric "exercise with oxygen therapy" (EWOT) device, to Wim Hof style breathing for cold thermogenesis to underwater workouts with Laird Hamilton to making yourself high with holotropic breathwork to the use of fancy breath strips and "Turbine" devices to enhance nasal breathing during both exercise and sleep... ...and recorded plenty of podcasts with breathing experts too. Several years ago, Wim Hof appeared on the BenGreenfieldFitness show for one of his first ever podcasts, entitled "Conquer The Cold And Get Quantum Leaps In Performance In This Exclusive Interview With The Amazing Iceman Wim Hof". He came back again for "The Iceman Returns: Wim Hof On Climbing Frigid Mountains In Underwear, Eating Only Once A Day, Activating Hormones With Breathing & More." Then there's my interview with freediving expert Ted Harty "Freediving, Breathholding, Iceman Wim Hof, Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible Training, How To Use Static Apnea Tables & More!" along with my performance breathing interview with Brian Mackenzie on "How To Hold Your Breath For Four Minutes, Training Mask Myths, Performance Breathing & More". Just a few months ago, I interviewed Dr. Belisa Vranich for the episode "Pee Strips, Power Lungs & Pulse Oximeters: How To Flip The Switch On Your Body's Own Natural Ability To Heal Itself (& Little-Known Ways To Breathe Better)." And then there's this epic XPT performance breathing workshop you can join me at in Kauai, Hawaii Dec 7-10, where guys like me, Brain Mackenzie and Laird Hamilton will teach you every form of breathwork on the face of the planet. Today's guest is yet another oxygen expert, and the author of The Oxygen Advantage, one of the best breathing books I've read. In The Oxygen Advantage, the man who has trained over 5,000 people?including Olympic and professional athletes?in reduced breathing exercises, shares his scientifically validated techniques to help you breathe more efficiently. His name is Patrick McKeown, and in his book, you learn everything from the fundamental relationship between oxygen and the body, to how to use a Body Oxygen Level Test (BOLT) to determine how efficiently your body uses oxygen to how to increase your BOLT score by using light breathing exercises and learning how to simulate high altitude training, along with techniques used by Navy SEALs and professional athletes to help increase endurance, weight loss, and vital red blood cells to dramatically improve cardiovascular fitness. Patrick McKeown completed his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia in 2002 and was accredited by the late Professor Konstantin Buteyko. Patrick has spent the last 15 years working with tens of thousands of children and adults worldwide, who experience breathing pattern disorders, sleep disordered breathing and anxiety. To date, he has written eight books on the subject, including Close Your Mouth, Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind, Asthma Free Naturally, Always Breathe Correctly and Sleep with Buteyko. To date, Patrick has worked with some of the top athletes in the world across a variety of sports including tennis, cycling, American Football, MMA and track and field. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why we have always thought shallow underbreathing was a health problem, but why Patrick says the opposite: that's it's chronic overbreathing that is the issue...[9:18] -The scientifically proven benefits of nasal breathing...[13:20] -The fascinating links between acidity, alkalinity, overbreathing and weight gain...[19:30] -What happens if you're breathing 'too much' for shorter periods of time, like during exercise...[22:50] -What the BOLT measurement is and why it's important that you have a long BOLT measurement...[28:56] -Why Patrick is such a fan of humming...[32:00] -The best simple exercise you can do to increase breathing efficiency and increase your BOLT score...[37:00] -The oxygen saturation percentage level you need to get to before you start getting the benefits of holding your breath during exercise...[46:40] -The sprint and track breathholding workouts Patrick implements with the athletes he coaches...[48:00] -A quick breathing trick you can use to decongest congestion from a head cold...[51:45] -A baking soda, apple cider vinegar and carbonated water hack you can use to increase your breathhold time...[55:35] -Why you may want to consider taping your mouth shut while you sleep...[58:25] -How the way you breathe actually changes the structure of your face...[60:25] -Why the naked mole rat lives so long, and what this has to do with breathing...[64:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Patrick's latest book and the topic of our discussion "The Oxygen Advantage" -Pulse oximeter -3m micropore tape for taping your mouth shut during sleep -Living High and Healthy: Why Coloradans and Others Who Live at High Altitude Live Longer, and What Flatlanders Can Learn From Them Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Patrick or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
01:10:35 5/27/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/cleanskin Ever consider grabbing an avocado or papaya from your kitchen and smearing it all over your face? How about mixing up some pineapple and green algae to dab on your skin? Or how about this...did you know the first signs of nutritional deficiencies actually show up on the skin? My guest on today's show, Dr. Trevor Cates, just wrote a fantastic book called "Clean Skin from Within: The Spa Doctor's Two-Week Program to Glowing, Naturally Youthful Skin". In it, she presents guidelines and recipes to transform your skin from the inside out. She explains the "why" of what's happening, and how you can remedy problems. She opens by showing how to identify your skin type to reach the root cause of problems. From there you'll learn how to create nourishing foods to create a clean mind, clear skin, and healthy body. Collagen-boosting bone broths, antioxidant-rich salads, and delicious smoothies are just a few things on the menu. You'll also be able to whip up all-natural cleansers, toners, exfoliants, and masks... ...and get new skin within two weeks flat. Dr. Cates is a nationally recognized naturopathic doctor. She is also known, as "The Spa Dr." and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California, appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California's Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council. She has worked with world-renown spas and sees patients in her private practice in Park City, Utah with a focus on graceful aging and glowing skin. She has been featured on The Doctors, Extra, First for Women, Mind Body Green and is host of THE SPA DR. Podcast. Dr. Cates believes the key to healthy skin is inner and outer nourishment with non-toxic ingredients. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why it was skin issues that first got Ben and his wife to begin eating healthy...[11:50] -Why some of the first signs of nutritional deficiencies can show up in our skin...[16:10] -The five different skin types, and how to figure out which one you are...[19:40] -The two favorite natural ingredients for the skin that Trevor talks about in her book...[25:13] -Why water is not the correct pH for the skin and why you want something more acidic on your skin...[30:20] -How digestive enzymes from things like pineapple can be used to help turn over dead skin cells more quickly...[33:20] -What sea buckthorn does for your skin, where you get it, and why the "omega-7" in it is so important...[41:25] -How to ensure that your bone broth is high in collagen...[44:30] -Why mineral oil is something that should be avoided...[46:30] -The five natural ingredients for your skin that you can get straight from the kitchen...[52:00] -Why Trevor smears papaya all over her face, and an easy recipe with papaya, oats and yogurts that can make your face and skin look amazing...[56:55] -A simple coconut milk grape juice cleanser recipe you make with just three ingredients...[59:40] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Clean Skin from Within: The Spa Doctor's Two-Week Program to Glowing, Naturally Youthful Skin -The Greenfield Anti-Aging Skin Serum -Dr. Loren Cordain's Dietary Cure For Acne -TheSkinQuiz.com (MARGE FOR THIS AND FOR THE LINK BELOW ,USE OUR AFFILIATE LINKS) -Dr. Trevor Cates full line of skin care products Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Cates or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:04:05 5/24/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/tom My guest today is no underachiever. His name is Tom Bilyeu, and if you've ever munched on a Quest Nutrition bar, you've probably nibbled on a bit of Tom's genius. Tom is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition - a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion - and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. His mission is the creation of empowering media-based IP and the acceleration of mission-based businesses. Personally driven to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world, Tom is intent to use commerce to address the dual pandemics of physical and mental malnourishment. Tom regularly inspires audiences of entrepreneurs, change makers, and thought leaders at some of the most prestigious conferences and seminars around the world, including Abundance 360, A-fest, and Freedom Fast Lane. Tom has also been a guest on the Tony Robbins podcast and The School of Greatness podcast and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Success, and The Huffington Post. Tom is also currently on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Tom sleeps for five hours a night and wake with no alarm...[8:15] -Tom's technique of "thinkitating"...[16:45] -Why Tom says meditation is critical to becoming a bad-ass...[23:47] -The "push-pull" split Tom does in his home gym each morning...[28:20] -How Tom reads 50 books a year, all via audio...[30:45] -The best book Tom has reviewed or read so far in 2017...[40:00] -Why Tom wants to build a business that is bigger than Disney...[43:15] -How Tom eats a high-protein diet combined with ketosis in his own personal routine...[61:00] -Why Tom says that there is a "pandemic of physical and mental malnourishment" that he wants to fix...[73:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Audible app that Tom and Ben talk about -Book "Disrupt You" by Jay Samit -Ben's Snapchat channel -Quest nutrition -The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton -Healing & Recovery by Dr. David Hawkins -Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf -The FASTER study by Jeff Volek Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tom or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:20:11 5/20/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/childcare I first introduced you to the brilliant, well-spoken and outside-the-box physician Dr. Thomas Cowan in the podcast episode entitled "How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables, Why A Plant Is Like An Upside-Down Human, Little-Known Superfood Plants & More!". Dr. Cowan then returned to the show for the mind-blowing episode "Why Your Heart Is Not A Pump (& What Most Doctors Don't Know About The True Cause Of Heart Disease)." On today's episode, Dr. Cowan is back, this time to delve into shocking story of vaccines and specifically what happened regarding vaccinations in the last 100 years, the toxicity of prenatal ultrasounds, childhood play (including defending his controversial comment "don't play with your children"), and many other topics from the book he co-authored with Sally Fallon Morell entitled "The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care". Dr. Cowan discovered the work of the two men who would have the most influence on his career while teaching gardening as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa. He read "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" by Weston A. Price, as well as Rudolf Steiner's work on biodynamic agriculture. These events inspired him to pursue a medical degree and he graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dr. Cowan relocated to San Francisco in 2003. He has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation?. During his career he has studied and written about many subjects in medicine. These include nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophical medicine and herbal medicine. He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing and is the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care. He writes the "Ask the Doctor" column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundation's quarterly magazine, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He has three children and three grandchildren and practices medicine in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife, Lynda Smith. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why kids are getting sick nowadays far more than they used to get sick...[18:20] -Why fevers should be allowed to run their course, rather than being shut down with toxic compounds such as tylenol...[23:00] -How drinking more good water can get rid of most chronic diseases...[35:48] -Why Vitamin A is one of the best things you can give to a child who has had a fever...[38:05] -Whether Ben vaccinated his kids, and Dr. Cowan's take on vaccinations...[46:40 & 50:15] -Why you should not shut down a cell-mediated response and you should "let a child" be sick...[49:00 & 54:00] -Ben and Dr. Cowan's clashing educational philosophies...[61:00] -The reasoning behind Dr. Cowan's controversial statement that you shouldn't play with your kids...[69:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Use code BEN and get 15% off on your order of any of Dr. Cowan's vegetable powders at Dr. Cowan's Garden. -Click here to get a free copy of Dr. Cowan's book "How (& Why) to Eat More Vegetables". -Miller's Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summarized for Parents and Researchers -Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Cowan or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:20:17 5/17/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wired The last time I had Robb Wolf on my show, we talked about nicotine gum, alactic training, binaural beats, small-scale farming and a whole lot more. This interview with Robb threatens to be no different, as we delve into his new book Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You. The surprising truth is that we are genetically wired to eat more and move less, the exact opposite of the advice we are often given. Robb claims to have developed a more customized weight loss solution that works with your body, a solution based not on arbitrary restriction of foods but on what works for you. A former research biochemist, health expert, and bestselling author Robb Wolf, has designed an eating program, based on groundbreaking research, that will rewire your appetite for weight loss and help you determine the optimal foods for your diet and metabolism. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Robb decided to include a discussion of your "brain on porn" in his new book, and how chili-cheese nachos are like a porn site...[9:10] -The fascinating link between ketosis and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)...[14:50] -How one could theoretically build massive amounts of muscle with the use of (surprise) Viagra...[25:00] -The shocking study done in Israel that showed massive variations in blood sugar responses to everything from hummus to cookies to bananas...[26:30] -How you can test your poop and microbiome to generate an individualized diet based on your predicted blood sugar responses...[35:55] -Why hemoglobin A1C, which is what many doctors will test to see what your blood sugar levels have been at, may not actually be an entirely accurate marker of blood sugar history...[48:25] -What fructosamine is and why Robb recommends you track it...[49:55 & 52:20] -How to test whether or not a food is actually good for your blood glucose levels, and exactly which numbers to look for 2 hours after you eat...[56:00] -The best foods, herbs, spices and supplements you could add into a meal that is high in sugar to lower your blood sugar response...[61:54] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Wired To Eat book -A Day In The Life Of Robb Wolf -TrainToHunt bowhunting/obstacle course competitions -Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction -Stephen Guyenet "Hungry To Eat" book -StemTalk podcast with Ken Ford -DayTwo.com - use code "greenfield" to get 5% discount -Blood glucose monitor -The bitter melon extract Ben mentions for controlling blood sugar response -Jackson's Honest Sweet Potato Chips Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Robb or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:15:58 5/13/2017
https//bengreenfieldfitness.com/amplepodcast I recently had a chance to taste a new superfood meal replacement powder called "Ample" (you can use code GREENFIELD for a big, fat 15% discount). It was so tasty, and such an interesting approach to the burgeoning world of dime-a-dozen meal replacement powders (it actually was the #1 food campaign of all time on IndieGoGo) that I decided to get the inventor on a podcast to ask him about it. His name is Connor Young. Connor is a nutrition nerd, fitness freak and self-proclaimed biohacker, obsessed with optimizing the human body. He graduated with a degree in biology and while studying, he found passion for CrossFit, leading him to co-found Shackle Island CrossFit in Nashville, Tennessee. After selling Shackle Island and with continued interest in medicine, Connor joined Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Johnson & Johnson's surgery division. For two years, he advised surgeons on intra-operative device usage. After becoming jaded with the reactive nature of medicine, Connor left J&J to create a physical therapy start-up Koach, a platform that allowed PTs to more effectively engage patients in home exercises. This brought Connor to San Francisco, where he moved into an entrepreneurial "hacker house" with dozens others. Connor was exposed to how easy it was for his well-intentioned but busy housemates to eat unhealthily. After conducting nutrition and cooking classes for his housemates, Connor formulated Ample as a balanced meal for those looking for optimal nutrition who refuse to sacrifice health for convenience. His vision for Ample is to strive for perfect nutrition through a scientifically grounded formula made from real foods. Ample is pretty unique stuff, really. Here's the nutrition label: It comes in a 400 calorie version, and also a 600 calorie version, as shown below: And here's the macronutrient breakdown: During my discussion with Connor, you'll discover: -How Connor went from knowing how to cook only 3 things to become the inventor of a meal replacement powder...[10:35] -The actual macronutrient breakdown of 50-60% fat, 20-30% protein and 10% carbohydrate in Ample...[22:55] -How Connor figured out how to make Ample high-fat without actually having the fats oxidized...[25:27] -The best way to mix Ample to make it as thick as possible...[31:00] -The reasoning behind the carbohydrate, prebiotic, and fiber blend in Ample...[42:10] -Why Connor chose to add the particular sweeteners that are in Ample, while still keeping sugar content extremely low...[50:15] -Whether you need to be concerned about estrogens and plastics with the plastic bottle...[54:12] -How you can get a special version Ample if you are vegetarian or vegan or lactose-free...[56:30] -The fascinating studies that are being done on Ample...[60:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -"Ample" (you can use code GREENFIELD for a big, fat 15% discount). -The Plant Paradox book Ben mentions. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Conor or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:04:30 5/10/2017
For over a century, we've accepted the scientific consensus that cancer results from genetic disease due to chromosomal damage in cell nuclei. But what if cancer isn't a genetic disease after all? What if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm, and cancer isn't a disease of damaged DNA but rather of defective metabolism as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction? What if that startling truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases as well?and show us a radical new path to optimal health? In the groundbreaking new book Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy, the first of its kind, New York Times best-selling author, one of the nation's leading natural-health practitioner, and my previous guest on this podcast, Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how nearly all disease is caused by defective metabolic processes. Then he reveals what's really causing your metabolism to go haywire: damage and dysfunction in the mitochondria, thousands of which are at work in nearly every cell in your body, generating 90 percent of the energy you need to stay alive and well. When mitochondria become damaged in large numbers, it is impossible to stay healthy. That's his argument, at least. But in this podcast, you get to listen as Dr. Mercola and I take a deep dive in this new view of cancer and much, much more when it comes to optimizing your mitochondria. Dr. Mercola is a board certified family physician who has seen tens of thousands of patients before transitioning to a full time internet journalist, as he felt he could help far more people than he could in private practice. It turns out he was right, because every month he has ten million unique visitors and 80 million unique visitors for the year. It has been the most visited natural health site for the last 12 years and is now translated into six different languages. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why you must "eat today to control the hormones that will tell your cells what to do tomorrow." [10:35] -The problem with the popular diabetic drug metformin...[12:55] -Why Dr. Mercola lost too much weight and got too skinny...[14:10] -Why Dr. Mercola is such a fan of tracking iron levels, and what iron numbers are good to look for...[20:00] -The "selfie stick" trick Dr. Mercola uses to minimize his EMF exposure from cell phone use...[27:10] -Why berries and grapefruits are "acceptable" foods in Dr. Mercola's recommended diet...[33:50] -Why Dr. Mercola eats 1-3 avocados per day, whether you need to buy organic, how to save 50% on avocados, and a trick for transporting avocados easily...[36:00] -An extremely tasty high-fat fudge ball recipe...[36:30] -How heating eggs can make you allergic to them...[47:30] -The #1 food and macronutrient tracking tool that Dr. Mercola recommends...[54:20] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Book: Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy -Book: Tripping Over The Truth -Podcast: Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More: The Official, Much-Anticipated, Mind-Blowing, Geeked-Out Podcast With Dr. Mercola. -The bitter melon extract/rock lotus extract Ben mentions -The Greenwave dirty electricity filters Ben has in every room of his house -Cronometer.com -TrueDark glasses -Chadwick optical -Irlen lenses Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Mercola or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
01:11:13 5/6/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/spiritual My guest on today's show is one of the world's leading biohackers, and also a very well-versed and highly educated nutrition expert, fitness coach, and spirituality guru. He may indeed be one of the most cutting edge guests who I've ever had on the show, when it comes to a full working knowledge of everything from ancestrally appropriate diets such as ketosis and veganism to extremely efficient workout strategies including thermogenesis and hypoxic training to optimizing gut health with little-known tactics to achieving ultimate spiritual enlightenment, a topic discussed in detail in his new book: How To Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 1/2 Steps to Spiritual Superiority. His work empowers people of all levels from around the globe to live more meaningful lives and has even inspired great thinkers such as Tony Robbins and also, me. You can view his extremely popular videos here. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The hot topic of weed and cannabis, and whether JP thinks we should legalize marijuana...[11:20] -JP's top tips for someone to figure out whether or not they can "handle" gluten...[16:50] -Practical tips for how to maximize the efficacy of a ketogenic diet, and a little-known way to actually measure ketosis without breath strips or blood strips...[22:45] -Which body parts you can utilize to maximize actual absorption of coconut oil...[26:50] -If someone finds they don't respond well to all this fat, what are your tips for switching to a vegan or vegetarian based diet...[41:45] -How to effectively transition from a meat-based diet to a vegan or vegetarian diet without disrupting your internal physiology...[43:15] -A form of exercise that enhances the health of both the lymph system, muscle gain, fat loss and blood flow...[48:45] -The single, most effective supplement that can effectively treat constipation and most other digestive issues...[59:30] -How to maximize sexual energy and satisfaction in the bedroom using simple tips from the animal kingdom...[66:50] -The best, little-known way to activate as many of body's chakras at once...[70:20] -The top three essential oils to enhance spirituality, and how exactly to use them...[74:45] -The simplest way to delve into the use of plant based medicines like ayahuasca...[80:15] -JP's favorite, top tips from his new book...[85:45] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -How to Be Ultra Spiritual: 12 1/2 Steps to Spiritual Superiority -Gradated compression boots -Mini-trampoline for rebounding -Squatty Potty -Lavender essential oil -The TrainingMask (use code GREEN1 for 20% discount) Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for JP Sears or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:31:12 5/3/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/telomeretest Recently, I had my telomeres tested by the company "TeloYears", which offers a simple and surprisingly affordable in-home genetic test that reveals the cellular age encoded in your DNA, specifically by using something called a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay. Teloyears measure your average telomere length by analyzing the DNA found in the many thousands of white blood cells (leukocytes) in just one drop of blood. Then, they enter your data into a mathematical model they derived from measuring telomere length at the population level to calculate your biological age in TeloYears, or the actual age of a typical man or woman whose telomere length is similar to yours. So, for example, my chronological age is 34, but my biological age (I was shocked) was far different. You find out what it was in today's podcast with my guest Jason Shelton. Jason Shelton joined Telomere Diagnostics in 2014 with nearly two decades of start-up, medical device, and consumer healthcare experience. Most recently, Jason was CEO of EarLens Corporation where he led the company's efforts in product development, regulatory affairs, and operational milestones. Prior to joining EarLens, he served as Vice President of Marketing, Health Policy, and Clinical Affairs for Sonitus Medical, a medical device company marketing the SoundBite? Hearing System. While at Sonitus he helped achieve critical milestones including product design, development, clinical trials, FDA clearance, reimbursement, and commercial launch in the US and Europe. Jason also held leadership positions at BioForm Medical, Align Technology, and SmithKline Beecham, Inc. (now GlaxoSmithKline). Jason received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What telomeres are and why they are so important when it comes to anti-aging and longevity...[14:40] -The results of the fascinating NASA twin study on astronauts on telomere length...[18:45] -Why different people of different ages and populations have different telomere lengths...[22:05] -How you can find out your age in "Teloyears" based on a single drop of blood that analyzes your white blood cells...[24:30] -How often to repeat a telomere test to see if what you are doing is actually working...[31:05] -How a "popular" Westernized version of a Mediterranean diet may be flawed when it comes to anti-aging effect...[33:00] -The best kind of exercise to do if you want to decrease the rate at which your telomeres shorten...[49:40 & 64:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Teloyears telomere testing Jason and I discuss -Ben Greenfield's own telomere testing results [pdf-embedder url="https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Greenfield-Ben-16004513.pdf" title="Greenfield, Ben - 16004513"] -Chilipad -Oura Ring -The Anti-Aging Secrets Of Some Of The Fittest Old People -Book: The Telomere Effect -Book: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jason or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:09:52 4/29/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/roadtosparta In 490 BCE, some masochistic Greek guy named Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion in the Battle of Marathon. In doing so, he saved the development of Western civilization and inspired the birth of the marathon as we know it. Even now, some 2,500 years later, that run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in the history of mankind. Dean Karnazes, my guest on today's podcast, came up with the crazy idea of honoring Pheidippides (and Dean's own Greek heritage) by recreating this entire ancient journey in modern times. During his run, Karnazes even abstained from contemporary endurance nutrition like sports drinks and energy gels and only ate what was available in 490 BCE, such as figs, olives, cured meats and even some stuff called "mastic gum". Then he wrote about the whole experience is his new book "The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace". The new book is intriguing, comical, sometimes tear-jerking, and certainly thought-provoking and entertaining, and Dean is probably even more intriguing. Get a load of this guy... TIME magazine named Dean one of the "Top 100 Most Influential People in the World." Men's Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. Stan Lee called him, "Super Human." He's an acclaimed endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, who has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He's run across the Sahara Desert in 120-degree temperatures, and he's run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different occasions he's run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of twelve. He has swum the San Francisco Bay, scaled mountains, bike raced for 24-hours straight, and surfed the gigantic waves off the coast of Hawaii & California. His long list of competitive achievements include winning the world's toughest footrace, the Badwater Ultramarathon, running 135 miles nonstop across Death Valley during the middle of summer. He has raced and competed on all seven continents of the planet, twice over. In 2006 he accomplished the seemingly impossible by running 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days, finishing with the NYC Marathon, which he ran in three hours flat! In 2011 Dean ran 3,000-miles from the coast of California to New York City, averaging 40 to 50-miles per day (one day covering more than 70!). Along the way he stopped at schools to speak to students about the importance of exercise and healthy eating. When passing through Washington DC, he was invited to run through the White House to meet with First Lady Michelle Obama and be honored for his tireless commitment to helping this country get back in shape. Dean and his incredible adventures have been featured on The Today Show, 60 Minutes, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS News, CNN, ESPN, The Howard Stern Show, NPR's Morning Edition, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the BBC, and many others. He has appeared on the cover of Runner's World, Outside, and Wired magazine's, and has been featured in TIME, Newsweek, People, GQ, The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, Men's Journal, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and the London Telegraph, to mention a few. Dean is the winner of an ESPN ESPY and a 3-time recipient of Competitor magazines Endurance Athlete of the Year award. Dean has also raised millions of dollars for charity and was awarded the prestigious Community Leadership Award by the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why it is a myth that Pheidippides ran 26.2 miles...[14:50] -How humans can actually outrun horses...[19:30] -Whether Dean ran barefoot or in leather sandals in the same way that Pheidippides did...[22:30] -The hardest part of Dean's entire run...[30:45] -How it went for Dean to eat for this race different than he ate for your other races, and why he chewed on something called "mastic gum"...[38:55] -How Dean ran for 70+ miles with no food...[41:15] -Why Dean adds rosemary to his coffee and consumes large amounts of wild salmon...[46:15] -How Dean recovers so darn fast between his events, and why he bulked up before his 50 marathons in 50 days...[51:00] -Why Dean splits his day into multiple 12-14 minute body weight workouts, and what his exact routine is...[53:00] -How Dean manages with such little sleep when running marathons over multiple days...[57:50] -Dean's take on all the talk about chronic cardio being bad for testosterone levels, increased risk of mortality, etc...[63:05] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Dean's book: The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run That Inspired the World's Greatest Footrace -My Waterlogged interview with Dr. Tim Noakes -Earthrunners sandals that Ben wears -The mastic gum capsules that Ben and Dean talk about -The chewable mastic gum straight from Greece that you can order from Amazon -The fat based energy gel article that Ben wrote -The Elliptigo elliptical trainer that Dean and Ben use -The Oura ring Ben uses to track his sleeping Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dean or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:15:17 4/26/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/lifewater Today's special episode is a real doozy - recorded straight from a steelhead fishing trip with my twin 9 year old boys at the Lifewater Ranch near Kooskia, Idaho. One night, while feasting on beef heart, wild-caught steelhead fish, roasted chicken, brussel sprouts, bacon and mashed sweet potatoes, we flipped on the microphones, gathered around the table, and recorded an epic discussion on air, light, water, electricity, ketosis, fish oil, cancer, a $17,000 healing machine, chem trails and much, much more. Enjoy! Resources from this episode: -Lifewater Ranch (mention Ben's name and get a 5% discount on your entire stay) -The Quantum Pulse Vibe Machine -Christopher Claunch (our fishing guide and chef) GunsAndDuns website -Chris's nutbutter recipe -My Dr. Thomas Cowan interview on why the heart is not a pump/the importance of structured water -The dangers of smart meters -My article on estrogen dominance -The Zona high blood pressure device -High dose allicin via "Allimax" from Amazon -Recent research on sauna/Alzheimer's -Book: Tripping Over The Truth -Book: Fat as Fuel -Superessentials Fish Oil Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris, Sandy or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:13:44 4/23/2017
For the past couple months, I've been toying around with a new app and website called Brain.fm for everything from sleep to focus to creativity. Frankly, I have no clue how it works, but it can knock me out like a baby for sleep, especially for napping or when I wake up in the middle of the night, it puts me directly into "The Zone" when I'm writing fiction or reading, and when I play it on an airplane I doze off like a baby. I do know that it is far different than binaural beats and white noise, but know little else about the science behind Brain.fm, so for for today's episode, I managed to get the minds behind Brain.fm on the podcast to explain how you can use sound waves and artificial intelligence for sleep, focus, creativity and beyond. During today's podcast, I interview Junaid Kalmadi, the CEO Co-Founder of Brain.fm, along with Adam Hewett, the mastermind behind the sound innovation and technology, and during our discussion, you'll discover: Adam has been innovating with audio and brain stimulation for 14 years. Prior to brain.fm, Adam invented the first research focused entrainment software used by auditory neuroscientists and research labs around the world. Mind WorkStation (brain.fm's predecessor) remains the gold standard for auditory stimulation and branches of neuroscience. He holds a patent on a method of his own invention for embedding brainwave stimulation into audio among others pending. Junaid specializes in transporting innovation breakthroughs made in R&D to a consumer product experience that's easy for any human to use. Since April 2014, Junaid lead the company to growing to 300k+ users, 3 to 13 people in team size, published 2 pilot studies from respected neuroscientists, and featured on Inc Magazine, Guardian, Newsweek, New York Observer, Futurism. Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Vice, TechCrunch, Mashable, etc. Brain.fm also partnered with the team USA Olympic Wrestling team to help their insomnia & performance anxiety during preparation for the Rio Olympics in 2016. Their advisory board consists of leading auditory neuroscientists, notable serial entrepreneurs and angel investors. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What exactly is BrainFM...[8:45] -How music can create neuronal oscillations in your brain...[13:00] -Why listening to Bach or Beethoven for long periods of time can actually distract and "stress" your brain...[19:00] -How the music and soundtracks used in brain.fm is different than binaural beats (and the unfortunate reality of binaural beats research)...[ 25:30] -The fascinating artificial intelligence software that Adam invented to use "note-bots" for creating music for sleep, focus and creativity...[32:10] -Whether any actual studies exist on the use of something like brain.fm to changing brain wave states...[44:15] -The best kind of headphones to use with brain.fm...[50:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Brain.fm app and website -SleepPhones (Headphones For Enhancing Sleep or Naps) -My recent article on how I use brain.fm for naps -Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Junaid, Adam or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
57:29 4/22/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/drugdealer Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the United States alone, 16,000 people die each year as a result of prescription opioid overdose... ...but perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it's built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems. In the new book "Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It's So Hard to Stop", my guest on this podcast Dr. Anna Lembke uncovers the unseen forces driving drug addiction nationwide. Combining case studies from her own practice with vital statistics drawn from public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, she explores the complex relationship between doctors and patients, the science of addiction, and the barriers to successfully addressing drug dependence and addiction. Chock full of extensive interviews with health care providers, pharmacists, social workers, hospital administrators, insurance company executives, journalists, economists, advocates, and patients and their families, this podcast and book is a must-listen for anyone whose life has been touched in some way by addiction to prescription drugs. Dr. Lembke singles out the real culprits behind the rise in drug addiction: cultural narratives that promote pills as quick fixes, pharmaceutical corporations in cahoots with organized medicin e, and a new medical bureaucracy focused on the bottom line that favors pills, procedures, and patient satisfaction over wellness. Dr. Lembke is Assistant Professor at the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is the Program Director for the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She received her undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University and her medical degree from Stanford University. She completed a residency in Psychiatry, and a fellowship in mood disorders at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and commentaries, including in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, American Family Physician, and Addiction. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking truth Anna discover when treating patients for substance abuse regarding where were most of them getting their actual drugs...[9:10] -What happens to a brain's reward circuitry over time when using something like a painkiller...[15:12] -How activities like hard exercise, cold, heat and even neurofeedback can be used to "reboot" the body's dopamine response...[24:10 & 26:35] -Why pain is good and why you shouldn't try to constantly shut it down...[25:15 & 29:00] -How people around the world are using something called "Pipemania" to get their hands on new drugs...[30:40] -Why we can't blame this all on big Pharma, and who is really responsible for the extreme surge of pill-taking in America and beyond...[43:30] -The 12 different strategies that drug seeking patients use to get drugs from their doctor...[56:30] -The growing problem of "pill mills"...[60:35] -What an RVU is and why it keeps a doctor highly motivated to do a "procedure" or "prescription"...[63:25] -Why something called "42CFR Part 2" keeps doctors from even knowing or having access to a patient's electronic medical record...[66:30] -How we can stop the cycle of compulsive prescribing...[70:20] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Kratom as a natural, non-addictive painkiller -The Peak Brain Institute to "rewire" the brain for tolerance to things like alcohol and weed Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anna or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:15:55 4/19/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/rawmeat My guest on today's show eats raw. And I'm not talking raw kale and carrots, but rather raw meat. She eats raw meat. A lot. Yep, that includes raw dairy, raw eggs, raw beef and even raw chicken. Her name is Melissa Henig, she is a health coach and nutrition enthusiast who leads what she calls a "raw lifestyle" and in her new book "Raw Paleo: The Extreme Advantages of Eating Paleo Foods in the Raw", she makes the claim that raw foods are powerful medicine and offer a distinct health advantage over cooked foods. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What made Melissa start eating raw meat...[8:05] -What a typical day of raw eating looks like for Melissa...[10:00] -Why Melissa says our brain and nervous system need raw fat specifically...[12:30] -How you can prepare raw chicken safely...[21:35] -If you need to be concerned about parasites in raw meat...[24:11] -Why Melissa says probiotics in raw meat are naturally detoxifiers...[27:00] -Why many probiotic capsules can have some issues...[35:35] -Whether raw meat is really higher in amino acids...[42:30] -How raw protein may be easier to digest and does not impose a load on the kidneys...[46:00] -Why Melissa eats a small cube of raw cheese through the day...[49:55] -Whether the avidin in raw egg whites depletes biotin in your body...[52:45] -Melissa's take on the idea that "cooking" is what set humans apart and allowed us to have a bigger brain and smaller gut...[41:30] -Whether Melissa cooks *any* foods...[57:05] -And much more! Resources: -Books by Aajonus Vonderplanitz -Sous vide cookers on Amazon -The Caprobiotics that Ben uses -The Reddit thread on "high meat" Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Melissa or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:03:44 4/15/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ziva Meditation for insomnia? Meditation as an alternative to a cup of coffee? Meditation for mind blowing sex? My guest on today's podcast has cracked the code on what kind of meditation works for all these goals, and for many more. Her name is Emily Fletcher, and Emily is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the creator of zivaMIND, the world's first online meditation training. Her mission is to make meditation attractive and accessible to people who are ready to up-level their performance and their lives. Recently featured in The New York Times, named top 100 women in wellness to watch and regarded as one of the leading experts in Vedic meditation, Emily has been invited by companies like Google, Barclays Bank, sweetgreen, & Viacom to help improve company performance through meditation. She began her ten years of training in Rishikesh, India and was inspired to teach after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits meditation provided her during her 10-year career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers & A Chorus Line. Emily has been invited to speak at Harvard Business School, Bulletproof Biohacking Conference, Summit Series, A-Fest and The Omega Center. So far, she has taught over 5,100 people to become self-sufficient meditators with this game changing practice to take with them for life. Here is a During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Emily went from being a Broadway actress to meditation...[7:55] -The new science of gratitude, and why you don't even need to think of something that you're actually grateful for...[12:20] -Why Emily does "lazy man's" meditation...[16:25] -How your body has a built-in mechanism to become less tasty to predators when you are stressed (and how this can make your skin ugly)...[21:10] -Why stress makes you stupid, and what you can do about it...[26:25] -The best way to do "cross-training" for your brain...[34:50] -What a sample meditation session would look like for energized focus if you, say, didn't want to drink a cup of coffee...[43:42] -How you can use meditation to get the equivalent of taking a power nap...[49:10] -The best form of meditation for sleep or insomnia...[62:30] -How to use meditation to help you have mind-blowing sex, and the specific chemicals that can inhibit female orgasm and erectile dysfunction...[68:40] -What Emily thinks of all the newfangled ways to meditate like the Muse headband and the Headspace app...[73:00] -How about neurofeedback as a way to "shortcut" the brain into meditation...have you ever experimented with that? [76:40] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Ziva Meditation -NatureBeat app -Free Body Scan meditation videos on Google -The PeakBrainInstitute for neurofeedback Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Emily or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:21:36 4/12/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/andrewhill Six months ago, I visited the Peak Brain Institute in Los Angeles, California for a special type of advanced brain scan and brain mapping system called a quantified electroencephalography, or "QEEG"... ...and I was shocked at what they discovered in my brain. Dr. Andrew Hill, who oversaw the test and who you may remember from my podcasts "Can Weed Really Shrink Your Brain" and "The Little Known Truth About Smart Drugs And Nootropics" (and who you also may have seen on The Joe Rogan Experience, the Smart Drug Smarts show and beyond) discovered some pretty severe patterns of excess stressful beta waves, excess theta waves, and excess delta waves in my brain. What's that mean? Basically, this suggests that I have had some history of concussions and traumatic brain injury (which I indeed have had, in everything from football to mountain biking to kickboxing), as well as built-up deficits of attention, increased distractibility, limited sleep potential and less-than-optimal cognitive performance from life, travel, toxins, head injuries and beyond. Dr. Hill actually explored much of this in a follow-up article he wrote after my scan, entitled "How To Increase Your IQ, Decrease Your Distractibility, Create Better Sleep, Enhance Cognitive Performance & Maximize Your Ability To Enter The Zone." After that initial scan, I hopped on a plane to LA, and went back to the Peak Brain Institute for three days of intensive training to fix my brain, and then I returned from LA with a tiny suitcase full of every piece of neurofeedback technology necessary to transform and rewire my brain. In today's episode with Dr. Andrew Hill, who is one the leading neurofeedback practitioners and peak brain performance coaches in the country, a UCLA trained cognitive neuroscientist, lecturer, entrepreneur, avid biohacker, and host of the soon-to-be released podcast - Head First With Dr. Hill (stay tuned as one of the first episodes is with yours truly)... ....you're going to discover exactly what happened to my brain over my 4 months of over 60 sessions of neurofeedback training, how this method of brain fixing blows any other form of electrical brain stimulation out of the water, and how I felt while going through what is essentially like "meditation on steroids". During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Andrew discovered on my initial brain scan...[9:25] -How I was able to engage in neurofeedback while simultaneously watching Shark Tank...[14:10] -The difference between a "one channel" design and "two channel" design when it comes to how much you're asking of your brain...[25:50] -How you can be "doing other things", like typing, and still also at the same time doing neurofeedback and training your brain...[31:00] -One of Andrew's favorite "kitchen sink" neurofeedback protocols for sleeping like a baby, improving mood, and increasing focus...[33:00] -How to use neurofeedback to reset alcohol and marijuana tolerance with just one single session...[42:20] -The shocking results of the second scan that Andrew and I did...[50:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Peak Brain Institute -How To Increase Your IQ, Decrease Your Distractibility, Create Better Sleep, Enhance Cognitive Performance & Maximize Your Ability To Enter The Zone. -Can Weed Really Shrink Your Brain? -My pre-brain scan -My post-brain scan Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Andrew Hill or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:05:17 4/8/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/questtocurecancer My guest on today's podcast, Eric Remensperger, has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. He is a partner at a major law firm, Proskauer, where he heads up the West Coast real estate practice. But that's not the most interesting part. Eric is also a major-league biohacker who has cured himself of cancer. I first met Eric at the PaleofX conference last May, and you may have seen his "daily shake" ingredients which appeared at the end of a blog I posted in July of last year entitled "6 Crazy, Exotic Superfood Cocktails, Shakes & Mind-Bending Recipes"... I ran into Eric again in December at the Runga event in Costa Rica, where he told me an incredible story about how his life had changed. In a nutshell, his decades long obsession with health and wellness hit the fastlane when he was diagnosed last spring with stage IV prostate cancer (with a Gleason score of 9), and as a result of that he did an incredibly deep dive into the science behind cancer and the various treatment protocols, some of which I'm sure we'll get into on the podcast. For those of you who are concerned about cancer, or have been touched by it, I think you will find this a very interesting conversation. As a non-health-care professional who has gone from stage IV metastatic cancer to full remission, Eric can speak freely about his experiences and what he has learned (and continues to learn) about the theories on the causes of cancer and the premises behind the various treatment modalities. His goal is to assist those who wish to take charge of their own care by providing the information needed to better assist them in working with their doctors and healthcare professionals to find the best path to manage the disease by shifting from "cancering" to the body's natural state of "healing". Eric lives in Santa Monica, CA, where he is an advanced yogi and a health nut. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Eric went from a cigarette-smoking, divorced lawyer to a complete yogi enthusiast and health nut, far before he found out he had cancer...[10:22] -The one book that stood out from the 21 books Eric read in the 14 days after discovering he had cancer...[24:05] -How "Qi" stagnation and emotional issues can cause cancer...[28:50] -The fascinating experiments by Wilhelm Reich in which he discovered something called "bions" that can precede cancer...[42:00] -The way that quantum physics and vibrational energies can allow you to believe yourself into a state of sickness (and vice versa)...[49:20] -The importance difference between nutritional ketosis and therapeutic ketosis...[52:25] -What Eric discovered about deuterium depletion and it's link to cancer...[54:25] -The one pharmaceutical anti-fungal drug that Eric takes and recommends looking into for anyone who has cancer...[57:40] -Why Eric swears by a one-two combo of hyperbaric oxygen and ozone therapy via rectal insufflation for killing cancer cells...[59:05] -Why Eric completely shut down his testosterone levels and chemically castrated himself...[66:45] -The role of apricot pits and wormwood toxins for shutting down cancer cells...[71:10] -The Pau D' Arco tea blend that both Ben and Eric drink every day to support their mitochondria and cellular health...[74:00] -Why sunlight is crucial to producing something called "GcMAF", a crucial component of your immune system...[76:42] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Eric's Quest to Cure Cancer website -6 Crazy, Exotic Superfood Cocktails, Shakes & Mind-Bending Recipes -Book: Tripping Over The Truth - The Metabolic Theory Of Cancer -Book: Bion Experiments by Wilhelm Reich -Book: The Cancer Biopathy by Wilhelm Reich -Book: Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender -Podcast: Podcast On Fixing Your Mitochondria With Dr. Joe Mercola -Podcast: Why You've Been Lied To About Cancer & What You Can Do About It -Podcast: The Mold-Cancer Link, Resetting Your Nervous System, Dry Fasting, Nanonutrients & More With Ian Clark Article: Do Muscle Building Supplements Really Cause Cancer? Article: Why You Get Cancer And What You Can Do About It Article: Did Lebron James' Cell Phone Give Him Mouth Cancer? -Deuterium-depleted water Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Eric or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:31:46 4/5/2017
Last year, after racing the AT&T Spartan Stadium race in San Francisco, I took my wife and twin boys to a private screening of one of the only movies I saw during the entire year last year (I'm not much of a Hollywood guy). Actually, this wasn't even a movie. It was a documentary, a genre that I really only tap into when my assistant sends me an audio download of some documentary somebody tells me I "must-see" and then I listen to it while I'm walking through the forest and imagine what is going on from a visual standpoint (as a film nerd, my guest on today's podcast would probably throttle me for this). Anyways, I walked out of the screening incredibly impressed. I laughed, I was inspired, I was on the edge of my seat, my kids were howling with laughter, and my wife loved it. So what did we see exactly? The documentary is called "Rise Of The Sufferfests". It's all about the global obstacle course phenomenon, and in a highly entertaining and funny way, it explores the history of the sport, the psychology behind it, the personalities that drive it, and asks what it says about the world we're living in. Here's the trailer: Director Scott Keneally is my guest on today's show. This self-proclaimed "beta male" has been stuck in the mud since the fall of 2011, when he tackled his first Tough Mudder. Back then, the first-time filmmaker had no idea he'd be making a movie about any of this stuff. He went into it with a simple plan: to suffer and write a story about the suffering. Keneally had previously confessed to things like bedwetting and sweaty pits in places like the New York Times Styles section, and figured the one about training up and tackling a paramilitary assault course would make for funny material. That essay was featured on the cover of his local alt-weekly, but more importantly, while researching the history of the company, he stumbled upon a "Social Network"-style scandal surrounding its origins. He quickly reinvented himself as an investigative journalist, and his story ultimately landed on the cover of Outside. The expose received widespread media attention, opening doors to a consulting gig with 60 Minutes Sports, a speaking engagement at Stanford Business School and?by kismet or luck?an unlikely new career path as a filmmaker. When he's not running in mud, Keneally works as a treatment writer for some of the top directors in music videos and commercials. Over the past 15 years, he has collaborated on videos for Rihanna, Madonna, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, as well as Paris Hilton's infamous burger commercial. He has also been known to play didgeridoo with the criminally under-discovered rock band OURS, through which he has toured with Marilyn Manson and recorded on the band's Rick Rubin-produced record, "Mercy." He received his B.A. from Boston College ('99) and his M.F.A. from University of San Francisco ('04). He lives on a vineyard in Sonoma County, CA, with his wife and little boy. During my discussion with Scott, you'll discover: -How raves, micro-dosing with LSD, and rebelling against being a preppie turned Scott from wanting to be the president of the United States to instead making music videos and eventually obstacle course racing...[13:45] -The crazy, eccentric man named "Mr. Mouse" who inspired Scott to make the Sufferfests movie... [19:45] -Scott's take on why millions of people are suddenly paying to suffer through ice, fire, electricity, barbed wire, mud and more...[28:20] -The concept of "The Strenuous Life" and why humans are hardwired to want to get out of our comfortable lives...[31:20] -Why a shocking number of people are doing obstacle course racing to get a good profile pic...[35:20] -The intriguing link between the "masculinity crisis" and obstacle course racing...[47:05] -Why you must have some aspect of fear and discomfort in your life...[52:00] -What were the craziest adventures you embarked upon while filming Sufferfest? [59:35] -What Scott thinks is the next "big thing" in OCR...[62:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -"Rise Of The Sufferfests" -A.J. Jacob's books on Amazon -ToughGuy.co.uk -Theodore Roosevelt's "The Strenuous Life" -Book: Generation Me - Revised and Updated: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before -What Doesn't Kill Us podcast with Scott Carney -The World's Toughest Mudder Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Scott or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:07:42 4/1/2017
Two years ago, Cate Shanahan came onto the podcast as a guest for the episode "How To Use Food As Your Body's Fat Loss Language". During that episode, we delved into into how the way your body interprets the food you eat in a manner that can make you either lean or fat - depending on your food choice. We also discussed Cate's book, which is one of the nutrition books that I find myself recommending most often, Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. This month, Cate published a brand new, updated version of the book, and we take a deep dive into it on this podast. In writing this book, Cate examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives?diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and "Blue Zone". She identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies?fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meat cooked on the bone, and organ meats?form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls "The Human Diet." Cate is a board-certified family physician. She trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For ten years, she practiced medicine in Hawaii, where she studied ethnobotany and the culinary habits of her healthiest patients. She currently runs a metabolic health clinic in Denver, Colorado and serves as the Director of the Los Angeles Lakers PRO Nutrition Program. Not only do the LA Lakers follower her nutritional protocol (we discuss their snacks in today's show) but I just found out that the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team has been following a Deep Nutrition style diet for 3 years, Villanova won the college basketball championship in 2016 after adopting this diet the season prior. Do you think this might be good info to add to the show notes? Especially because the Lakers have been sucking, which can make a good diet look bad and sometimes draws ridiculous comments that don't benefit anyone. Rooted in her experience as an elite athlete who used traditional foods to cure her own debilitating injuries, and combining her research with the latest discoveries in the field of epigenetics, Cate shows in this new book how all calories are not created equal; food is information that directs our cellular growth. Our family history does not determine our destiny: what you eat and how you live can alter your DNA in ways that affect your health and the health of your future children. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking story of what happened when Cate and her husband visited the Culinary Institute of America...[8:50] -Why vegetable oil is your brain's worst enemy...[14:05] -The little-known toxin called 4HNE and the havoc it wreaks on your brain...[18:07] -Why cutting vegetable oil from the diet potentially just as good for the gut as a fecal transplant...[24:20] -What happened at a Filipino buffet in Kuaui that got Cate seriously thinking about dynamic symmetry...[30:55] -What nutrition has to do with beauty and symmetry (and the fascinating reason why should women space their children out if they want to have beautiful women)...[37:30] -Why men should take preparation for pregnancy just as seriously as women...[45:15] -What the world's elite and rich people eat, and why that leads them to higher amounts of beauty and success...[51:10] -Why the total amount of LDL you possess can be practically irrelevant...[53:50] -Why Cate says that calories don't always count...[59:25] -How fat cells really become something other than fat cells...[66:00] -The dietary habits of the LA Lakers that allow them to follow these same principles...[70:50] -Five easy ways to get started with Deep Nutrition concepts...[74:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Cate's book: Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food -Kettle & Fire Bone Broth -USWellnessMeats Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Cate or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:22:13 3/29/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/bodyscan Last week, I placed my right hand on a fancy scanner that arrived in the mail and did what is called a mapping of my body's "energy field". I then plugged the scanner into my computer and uploaded the results to my friend Wendy Myers, who is a functional diagnostic nutritionist (FDN), a certified holistic health coach (CHHC), and the founder of Liveto110. Wendy attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and has a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. Wendy is certified in Hair Mineral Analysis for the purpose of designing programs for clients to correct their metabolism and body chemistry with customized targeted nutrient therapy and a previous podcast guest on the episodes: "Why My Barber Thinks I'm A Freak (& Crazy Health Discoveries You Can Get From Your Hair, Your Urine & Your Stool)." and "Everything You Need To Know About Hair Mineral Analysis." Anyways, this scanner, called an "NES Scanner" is designed to read electrical signals produced by the body. The skin is an indicator of what's going on underneath it, plus it has a magnetic quality to it. So wherever there is a blockage in the energy flow or some other problem, the skin in that area becomes more magnetic or sticky, which is detected by the scanner. Then as you stimulate that particular area with specific therapies like pulsed electromagnetic fields (using another device called the miHealth), the body's magnetic quality will begin to change, indicating to the device when the body has responded and created its healing reaction. Another way of looking at this is that cells have an electrical potential. Sick, tired and malfunctioning cells have a low electrical potential and this is what surfaces as magnetic or sticky quality on the skin. By putting energy back into the specific area at issue, this system can apparently then raise the electrical potential of those cells, restoring them over time to their normal, optimal functioning. This also stimulates the nervous system, sending a signal to the brain to direct resources to that particular part of the body as part of the natural healing response. The scan that I did reads the electrical information of the body and then uses the information to make a map of the human body's electrical field. The entire scan is completed in a few seconds. Once the scan is completed, the software returns a graphical representation of any located distortions in the body's information, as well as recommendations for therapy that then stimulate the body's healing response and correct the noted distortions. During our discussion, Wendy and I go over my scan results and you'll discover: -The science behind scanning the human body and how the NES scanner actual works...[7:30] -Whether any research actually exists when it comes to scanning and adjusting your body's electrical field...[9:30] -How you can "biohack" your body in the same way that an acupuncturist would, without needles and acupuncture...[19:55] -The shocking effects of airline travel on the body's electrical energy fields (and a simple way to fix the effects)...[22:45] -How you can "imprint" water with specific frequencies, and the new science of something called infoceuticals...[24:10] -How a small, portable handheld pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) device can be used to adjust the body's meridians...[29:25] -An easy DIY technique you can use to banish constipation and large intestine issues...[44:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The MyoBuddy Ben uses for self-vibrational massage -The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton -Wholetones: Unleashing The Phenomenon Of Using Sound & Music For Performance, Recovery, Healing & More. -Wendy's new book: Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue -Nobel Prize Winner Discovers Quantum Field Effect of DNA -Correlating Physiology with Bioenergetics: An Overview of Space Resonance Matching -Bridging Orthodox Medicine with Bioenergetic Science -Seven Major Principles of the Human Body-Field -Information Physics and Global Scaling -Coherence and the Physics of Traditional Chinese Medicine -The Human Body-Field & Information Transfer in Biology -Drivers and Integrators: The Primary Systems of the Human Body-Field -The SuperCharged movie: http://www.superchargedmovie.com/free-movie -NES Health: The 21st Century of HealthCare (14 min) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM6dRCpV0fI -NES Health Explained: Overview and Testimony (19 min) https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2291756211782 -The Future is Now Film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMffjRLj_jw Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Wendy or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
54:07 3/25/2017
March 22, 2017 Podcast: 367: How Females Can Lose Body Fat Fast, How To Fix Your Vision Naturally, 4 Science-Based Superfoods & Much More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Fascinating concept of "geopathic stressors" What the REAL Mediterranean diet looked like 4 science based superfoods you should be eating Would you wear Nike's new "magic shoes"? A new self quantification smart condom...would you wear it? 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A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Ben will be racing on the Spartan Pro Team for 2017! You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Emerald City Open, Seattle, April 22 -Golden State Classic, Monterey, June 3 -Blue Mountain Challenge, July 8 -Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 -The Ascent, West Virginia, Aug 26 -May 5-7, 2017: Join Dr. Mercola, Dr. Pompa and I, along with many more health experts at this year's HCF Seminar in Atlanta, for health professionals, chiropractic docs, dietitians, nutritionists, personal trainers and beyond. Learn everything you need to know about ketosis, heavy metals, nutrition, marketing, how to build your practice and much more! Get your heavily discounted, early bird ticket now! Click here to register before special pricing disappears next week. -May 19-21, 2017: PaleoFX in Austin, Texas. Paleo f(x)? is the Who's Who gathering of the ancestral health movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, and practitioners, athletes and fitness professionals, health entrepreneurs, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more! Are you ready to learn, connect, and take action? Join our tribe! Click here to register. -May 26-28, 2017: Infinite Man Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria. It's my great pleasure to say that I've been invited to speak at the upcoming Infinite Man Summit 2017, where alongside speakers from around the world, we'll cover the four key pillars of a successful life: health & fitness, dating & relationships, business & entrepreneurship, and passion & purpose. Click here for tickets! Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Richard Aiken? It was a must-listen - "How To Fix Your Brain And Biology With Plants: An Interview With Neurodietetics Author Richard Aiken On The Best Diet For The Brain." Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. How Runners Can Lose Muscle In A Healthy Way (And Calorie Cycling 101) Des says: She's big fan of the show and she's learned so much its overwhelming. She has a strange question. Over the winter she managed to increase her muscle mass a lot, but now it's running season and she's too heavy. She needs to lose some of it but it's mostly muscle. What's the safest way to go about losing added weight while maintaining the benefits of the bone density, better hemoglobin, etc. Do you have any tips? Thanks! In my response, I recommend: -John Kiefer's Carb Backloading Protocol -CoolFatBurner -NatureAminos Natural Ways To Maximize Eye Health Dave says: He's calling from Bloomington, Indiana. He's an active 29 year old and recently been diagnosed with Open-Angle Glaucoma. He takes a pressure regulating eye drop as recommend by his Ophthalmologist and he's also tweaked his diet to increase his intake of eye healthy food like sweet potato, carrot and dark leafy greens to help manage eye pressures. He's curious if you have any additional protocols that you recommend to combat the pressure of glaucoma specifically or promote better eye health in general? He loves the show and hopes to hear a response on the air. In my response, I recommend: -Organic bilberry extract or organic bilberry capsules or organic bilberries -Astaxanthin/fish oil (recommend Superessentials) -Thorne CoQ10 or Thorne Resveracel -Natural Calm Magnesium -Frankincense / helichrysum oil / cypress essential oil -Brewer's Yeast -Vision Gym -My podcast on healthiest computer monitors How Females Can Lose Body Fat Fast Heather says: She's calling from Michigan, she loves the show! She has a question regarding food. She's competing in her first body building competition in twenty weeks. She's doing the fitness division and the training is going really well. However, food has been a place of struggle. She frequently binges and its really uncontrollable and it feels primal. She was wondering if you have any advice, tips, supplements, things she can take to get it under control, so when she gets closer to competition she can get her body fat down to what it needs to be. There's two caveats, she's vegan, and she's been dealing with candida for five years. Any thoughts and tips are appreciated! In my response, I recommend: -Thyroid support in the form of a natural thyroid supplement like Thyrogold -Progesterone support in the form of magnesium, whole foods vitamin C, L-arginine, Superessentials fish oil, chasteberry, DIM, and a full spectrum multi-vitamin -DHEA support in the form of Thorne DHEA -John Kiefer's Carb Backloading Protocol -Candida Cleanse protocol -My entire chapter on vegan athletes here
01:33:30 3/22/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/braindiet A couple years ago, I released a podcast episode with Dr. Richard Aiken entitled "How Blenders Can Destroy Food, Why I Eat 20-25 Servings Of Vegetables Each Day, The Vegan-Paleo Debate & Much More". During the show, Dr. Aiken explained the potentially damaging effects of high-speed blending on food and referenced a recent experiment he performed on bananas. Later, Dr. Aiken was kind enough to send me the complete results of that experiment, published in their full, scientifically nerdy details at "How To Biohack Your Green Smoothie (And Can High Speed Blenders Really Damage Your Food?)". Now, after publishing his new book "Neurodietetics: The dietary science of human flourishing", Dr. Aiken is back. Dr. Aiken, MD, PhD, is a chemical engineer and physician, and studies how diet has a profound influence on our minds and how, using food, we can relieve suffering and possibly help reverse pathology. He highlights in the book how - even if we don't have clinical signs or symptoms of physical, cognitive or emotional decline - we can achieve a profound state of mind-body wellness, eudaimonia - human flourishing with proper lifestyle choices. This book is about the science of mind flourishing through dietary choices that Aiken calls "neurodietetics". During our discussion, you'll discover: -What exactly is Xenohormesis when it comes to consuming plants...[9:30] -Why you should eat cucumbers that have been exposed to high amounts of heat, grapes grown in poor soil and water deprived turmeric...[19:00] -The "Cinderella drug" you can find in plants that barely anybody knows about...[23:05] -The hibiscus and green tea workout drink that Dr. Aiken considers to be a physical and mental performance game-changer...[38:00] -The two crucial ingredients to add to a blender to "biohack" your smoothie and concentrate the antioxidants...[40:20] -The single seed that Dr. Aiken recommends most highly for mental performance...[50:30] -Why Ben threw out a 60 dollar bottle of liquid fish oil...[58:30] -How to "rescue" any smoothie from tasting bad (even when you add the potent one-two combo of turmeric and black pepper)...[62:35] -The brand new sleep hack Dr. Aiken has been experimenting with very successfully...[70:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Neurodietetics: The dietary science of human flourishing -My podcast on "Fit Vine Wine" -Lithium discussion with Kevin Rose -My article on "The God Pill" -How To Biohack Your Green Smoothie (And Can High Speed Blenders Really Damage Your Food?) -Organic green tea leaves -Organic hibiscus leaves -Study: Is docosahexaenoic acid synthesis from ?-linolenic acid sufficient to supply the adult brain? -Omica Organics stevia -Circadian rhythms, time-restricted feeding, and healthy aging -Alteril Sleep Aid -Dr. Kirk Parsley's Sleep Remedy Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Richard or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:19:57 3/18/2017
Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic attacks, and tremors? But does your doctor insists your labs are normal, and that you just need to eat less and exercise more? As anyone who has been there knows, nothing is more frustrating, stressful, and emotionally draining than feeling unwell and being told you're fine by the very person who is supposed to heal you. The truth is, your symptoms could be caused by a thyroid disorder - the hidden cause of a wide array of health problems that can threaten to ruin your life. Thyroid dysfunction affects at least 20 million Americans and yet conventional medicine frequently misses the diagnosis. The scariest part? Most doctors won't even order thyroid tests unless you specifically ask. Now, in her new book The Thyroid Connection, Dr. Amy Myers, my guest on today's podcast, teaches you how to take your health into your own hands. Dr. Myers, originally misdiagnosed herself, understands the struggles of thyroid dysfunction firsthand. Fortunately, she also knows how achievable recovery and well-being are, and just how to get you there. In The Thyroid Connection, Amy explains how to recognize the symptoms that could signal a thyroid problem, work with your doctor to ensure proper diagnosis, and make sure you're on the right treatment plan. Amy is a renowned leader in Functional Medicine a 2x New York Times Bestselling author of The Autoimmune Solution and The Thyroid Connection and the founder and medical director of Austin UltraHealth, a functional medicine clinic that treats patients from all over the world who are overcoming chronic illness. She has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Post, Women's Health, Huffington Post, and numerous other television programs, radio shows, and print publications. She has helped hundreds of thousands recover from chronic illness through her dietary-based program, The Myers Way®, and she has created multiple programs, tools, and free resources to guide readers through her revolutionary approach to health. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How your body converts T4 into T3 and how you can enhance that enzymatic process...[11:45] -Why cortisol is surprisingly vital to healthy thyroid function, especially for shoving T3 into cells...[14:55] -What makes the body produce more Reverse T3...[19:55] -What blood work besides a full thyroid panel is crucial to look at optimal thyroid function...[28:30] -Why most labs don't test for red blood cell levels of things like selenium, zinc and magnesium, and why this is such a big problem...[29:30] -The details behind the "iodine controversy" and where you should be getting your iodine...[30:27] -Dr. Myer's opinion on the use of low-dose naltrexone (and something you'd never want to combine it with)...[40:20] -Why your genetic "SNP's" are such an important part of detoxification and thyroid health...[48:00] -What does a "typical day" look like for someone using the Myers Way? [53:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Thyroid Connection: Why You Feel Tired, Brain-Fogged, and Overweight - and How to Get Your Life Back -Everything You Need To Know About Kratom -The Emerald Cove nori Ben uses that is low in heavy metals -23andme genetic testing -The Paleo Autoimmune protocol podcast I recorded Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Richard or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
01:07:23 3/15/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/caljam2017 In this special podcast, recorded from the "CalJam" event I recently attended, I join forces with Dr. Dan Pompa and Warren Phillips to geek out on mushroom coffee, kava extract, quantum physics, filtered water, biodynamic wine and beyond, including a very special conference in Atlanta from May 5-7, 2017, where Dr. Pompa, Dr. Joseph Mercola and I will be speaking! Dr. Pompa, D.PSc., is a global leader in the health and wellness industry, traveling across the country educating practitioners and the public on the root causes of inflammation driven diseases such as Weight Loss Resistance, Hypothyroid, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorders and other chronic conditions. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University, graduating second in his class. His authority today, however, is rooted in his own personal battle, having overcome serious neurotoxic illness and heavy metal poisoning using the cellular detoxification strategies learned in his journey back to health. Warren Phillips is the CEO and Co-founder of Health Centers of the Future. As a credentialed geologist, his background in environmental studies led him to understand the impact synthetic chemicals and environmental toxins have upon the human condition. A career shift landed him a position as VP of Sales and Marketing for a prestigious supplement manufacturer, but after a short run of success, Warren felt limited and knew he had to grow further. In order to have greater impact upon those in need, he pursued partnering with independent Health Care Practitioners to empower people, to protect them from being compromised by environmental factors the mainstream medical field didn't yet understand. Because of the deep pockets and marketing power of the conventional medical marketplace, Warren fast learned his best resource for sharing vital information was the internet, and with a determination to "get the message out" he became an expert and renowned 21st century marketer for the medical field. His simple solutions to outperforming old, tired health-based marketing has landed the doctors Warren's worked with on Page 1 of Google driving streams of new patients in search of answers. In founding Health Centers of the Future with Dr. Dan Pompa, Warren availed his extensive marketing know-how to committed practitioners committed to making a difference in a field where true health restoration is rare. He's found unprecedented inroads into reaching people with serious conditions including thyroid illness, weight loss resistance, diabetes, and the diseases we've mistakenly come to associate with aging. Warren also owns and operates Revelation Health, a company with a commitment to helping people cut through the nutritional confusion and find real answers to their health needs. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Warren lives with his wife and two daughters living the lifestyle and walking the talk. Resources from this episode: -The Live It To Lead It conference where Ben, Dr. Dan and Dr. Mercola are all speaking in Atlanta, May 5-7, 2017 -The Most Effective Detox You've Never Heard Of (And Exactly How To Do It) -book: Biology of Belief -book: Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender -The biodynamic wine that Ben drinks -Mushroom coffee -Berkey Sport Water filtered water bottle Ben travels with -Kava powder Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Dan, Warren or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
44:22 3/12/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/ELDOA Four months ago, a guy knocked on my front door. He'd flown all the way up from Alabama to my house to train me in a new method of movement and deep fascial stretching that I had never before encountered...something called the "ELDOA Method". Now don't get me wrong: I've done my fair share of mobility training. For example, in the article "The 5 Essential Elements of A Training Program That Most Athletes Neglect - Part 3: Mobility", I delve into how, on a weekly basis, I engage in everything from active stretching to yoga to foam rolling to traction to deep tissue massage and beyond. But Jacob Schoen, the guy who showed up at my house (and my guest on today's podcast) and trained me for eight solid hours over the course of a weekend, introduced me to this new form of extremely intensive "stretching", and helped me discover something I now take breaks from work to do each day and one of the best ways to eliminate low back pain, heal the spine, and get a full body myofascial stretch. It looks like this: Jacob Schoen is the owner and founder of SHIFT Sport and Wellness in New Orleans, La. Jacob is currently studying in the programs of a guy named Dr. Guy Voyer and is using this education to change the way people approach and associate with their pain or performance. By focusing on the purpose, precision, and quality of exercise Jacob inspires people to "move more aware" in the gym and in life. He hopes that by creating awareness in the individual through movement that he can create momentum towards a more connected and conscious culture of health. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Jacob discovered ELDOA after a series of injuries and poor movement patterns developed from cycling and triathlon...[9:47] -Why ELDOA is like using an inversion table on your whole body...[15:15] -What it means to create space within your joint s (and why joints aren't "stacked" the way you would think they are)...[18:30] -On a physiological level, what does ELDOA do, exactly? [22:45] -Why most stretching practices or techniques don't actually target your myofascia, and how ELDOA does...[25:30] -How stretching your wrist and big toe at the same time can, surprisingly, decompress your actual spine...[29:20] -What a sample ELDOA session actually looks like...[31:45] -What it means to "normalize" your muscle tone...[41:12] -What you probably don't know about the bones in the skull and why your jaw and skull bones are so important for decompressing your spine...[45:19] -How to self-adjust your jaw with a dowel...[50:15] -Why Jake is not a fan of foam rolling and deep tissue work and why Ben is...[54:15] -The #1 completely natural supplement you can take that is almost free and that vastly decreases back pain...[69:20] -How often you should do ELDOA...[72:45] -The best way for you to learn how to do ELDOA yourself...[77:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Jacob's website ShiftSportWellness.com -ELDOAMethod.com -Some sample videos of a few of my favorite ELDOA stretches if you want to see what ELDOA training looks like: -T6-T7 -T8-T9 -L5-S1 -Jaw Realignment Therapy -The "Scrolling Under The Skin" video Jacob discusses -Why Foam Rolling is NOT Myofascial Release -Architecture of Human Living Fascia: Cells and Extracellular Matrix as Revealed by Endoscopy -SOMAFinder.com to to find an ELDOA workshop near you Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jacob or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:21:43 3/11/2017
March 8, 2017 Podcast: 366: Float Tanks, Strobe Goggles, Hacking The Vagus Nerve, Natural Marathon Fueling, How To Know When You're Recovered From Adrenal Fatigue & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: Steph Curry's Secrets To Success: Brain Training, Strobe Goggles & Float Tanks One of the best bone broth articles I've ever read (and why I drink this stuff every day) Good to see that pop culture is finally catching on to the concept of biological lighting. Here's the info on all the different natural compounds out there than enhance effects of THC/CBD: my favorite secret weapon? Copaiba oil. The neurobiology of grace under pressure. 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You can catch him at these races, click here to register: Emerald City Open, Seattle, April 22 Golden State Classic, Monterey, June 3 Blue Mountain Challenge, July 8 Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 The Ascent, West Virginia, Aug 26 Join Dr. Mercola, Dr. Pompa and I, along with many more health experts at this years HCF Seminar in Atlanta. Get your heavily discounted, early bird ticket now! Click here to register. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Steve Kotler and Jamie Wheal? It was a must-listen - "Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work." Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. What Is Simulated Altitude Training? Aussie says: He's from Perth, WA - he loves the show. His question is regarding simulated altitude training and it's benefits and drawbacks. He'd love to know your thoughts on training high and living low, rest periods, benefits for weight loss and benefits for type 2 diabetes. In my response, I recommend: -Fingertip pulse oxygenation measurement device (pulse oximeter) -Altitude tents and altitude training devices on Amazon -How To Legally Dope Your Blood podcast -The Altitude Centre in London How To Fuel A Marathon Naturally Leanne says: She's a big fan. She's calling from London in the UK. She's training for the London marathon and she'd love to know what you recommend for nutrition both for prep and recovery, before long training runs (12 miles up) and also for after training? What are the best foods and drinks for during the marathon, and what do you recommend to take as snacks to keep their energy going? She wants to avoid glucose and sugary stuff and be as natural as possible. In my response, I recommend: -Fat based energy gels -How to get into ketosis -Iskiate Endurance by MyNaturalForce (use code BEN10) -Feed Zone Portables Cookbook How To Know When You're Recovered From Adrenal Fatigue Ray says: He's a huge fan. He has a question on adrenal fatigue, he knows we have covered it in a bunch in the past but he was wondering when about 80% of the time he's feeling good, and the other 20% the symptoms are still present, what would be your take on how to get rid of these last few hurdles? He sees that he when he works out super hard the next day he has a longer period of time when he's not feeling greatest his because his body shouldn't be pushed this hard or because he's doing other things wrong, like not using adequate supplementation etc? In my response, I recommend: -How to know if your body is recovered -DUTCH test How Fasting Is Different For Females Janelle says: She wants to thank you for years of great podcasts. As she wants to lose some weight, she's interested in intermittent fasting, but she's hesitant due to some research on how it messes with females hormones. She's post-menopausal, so her hormones are already low, but her morning cortisol is 24 which is high. What are your recommendations to pre and post-menopausal females with regards to intermittent fasting and would you suggest it for someone with elevated AM cortisol? 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01:41:56 3/8/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/stealingfire Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He first appeared on this podcast in the episode, "Decoding The Science of Ultimate Human Performance", in which he talked about his book "The Rise Of Superman - Decoding The Science of Ultimate Human Performance" and explained exactly how to biohack yourself into this state of flow, and how you can tap into this power to achieve amazing feats of physical and mental performance, even if you're not a "super athlete". Then, in our second podcast, "Why The Future Of Health Is Better Than You Think", we delved into Steven's book "Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think" Steven presented the contrarian view that exponentially growing technologies and other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions on our planet, that the gap between the privileged few and hardscrabble majority is closing fast, and that this is drastically affecting human access to everything from water to food, energy, healthcare, education, and freedom. In today's episode, Steven is back to to present the fascinating topics in his new book "Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work". Stealing Fire reveals the biggest revolution you've never heard of, and it's hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. Steven Kotler, along with high performance expert Jamie Wheal (Executive Director of Flow Genome Project and a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance), spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution: from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson's Necker Island, Red Bull's training center, Nike's innovation team, and the United Nations' Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces - psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology - we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what's actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life. During the podcast discussion on this episode with Steven and Jamie, you'll discover: -What ecstasis is, and what does it have to do with the SEALs...[7:30] -The ancient, psychedelic, little-known substance called kykeon, and what it has to do with group flow...[11:28] -How the SEALs cut the time it takes to learn a foreign language form six months to six weeks...[18:20] -How meditation practitioners achieve in months what used to take years...[19:05] -Why it is important to be able to shut down your prefontal cortex...[24:30] -The surprising host of actual, measurable chemicals associated with flow state...[27:40] -Why Google is so interested in hiring people who attend Burning Man...[32:45] -For people interested in going to Burning Man, why do you think they should go and what can they expect...[34:35] -How LSD helps people to solve technology problems...[42:40] -How taking mushrooms before church could make church or other religious experiences more meaningful...[47:15] -What you need to know about "The God Helmet"...[50:45] -The big, big problem with Botox...[57:20] -The fascinating tale of how animals use psychedelics to enhance lateral thinking...[61:50] -How entire groups of people in a single room can synchronize their heart rates and brain waves...[65:05] -The shocking impact of music on brainwaves and neurochemicals...[67:50] -A few very important rules to follow if you decide to use psychedelics...[71:25] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Peak Brain Institute in LA -The HALO headset for stimulating the cortex Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jamie, Steven or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:22:31 3/4/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/chinesemedicine My guest on today's podcast, Dr. Michael Smith, hails from the First Nations in Canada, grew up on the diet of his indigenous ancestors eating wild organ meats from the animals he hunted and feasting from the wild salmon that he caught. He learned many of the medicine traditions and the "Medicine Wheel" of the First Nations people. He studied Martial Arts and taught Canadian Military self defense techniques, and along the way, his Martial Arts teacher took him aside to say to tell him that he was "more of a healer than a fighter". His teacher then began to teach him the Oral Tradition of Classical Oriental Science, or better known as Traditional Chinese Medicine. Michael is now a huge pillar in the healing community of Nelson, BC. For example, restaurants in the Nelson area will produce a special menu at certain times of year when he holds the event of cleansing season. He's helped with bringing Medical Cannabis dispensaries to the city and produces supplements paired with Cannabis Medicine sold there. You often see him ushering in folks at open public sweat lodge ceremonies with burning of sage. Michael is an author, speaker, professional martial artist, teacher and clinician, and a respected integrative medicine pioneer with over 20 years experience. In his Nelson, British Columbia practice he combines functional medicine and evolutionary nutrition with the ancient wisdom and vast experience of Traditional Chinese medicine. His primary focus in medicine is complex chronic auto-immune diseases (as a patient, Michael had lived with both Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis for well over 20 years). He is a co-founder of the prestigious Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences, the first five year full time doctorate level training program in TCM in Canada. He is also the primary developer of Neuro-Somatic Therapy, a hands on approach to reducing the way people embody distress, illness and trauma. As a Martial Artist, Michael has been training for almost 40 years. He has had the good fortune to train with some of the highest level teachers in the Western world, including a teacher of the late Bruce Lee. After training prison guards, police officers and members of both military and paramilitary organizations, Michael decided to leave traditional martial arts and develop his own approach to resolving physical violence. He has taught this approach, called Applied Combatives, for over 20 years. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating ancestral health, Dr. Smith learned while growing up in a hunting lodge with the "Mud Clan" First Nations...[9:55] -How Michael got Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis that lasted for well over 20 years, and how he fixed himself...[14:40] -What your body is telling you if you can see vegetables in your poop...[18:00] -Michael's mouthwatering "ancestral" recipe for salmon rillette roulade...[21:30] -Why Michael believes you should drink one liter of water within the first two hours upon waking...[25:45] -The fascinating concept of gently "blowing" on your water before you drink it...[29:45] -How Michael developed something called "neurosomatic therapy", and why some people go into a fit of rage after having it done...[42:40] -How Michael implements blood letting, needling and cupping in his practice...[48:50] -The shocking way that acupuncture has been used during open heart surgery for anesthesia...[56:05] -Michael's thoughts on dream interpretation (e.g. associating teeth falling out in dreams as deficiency of Kidney Qi)...[59:15] -Whether drinking your own urine is really a component of Chinese medicine...[67:20] -How pulse diagnosis and tongue diagnosis work? [72:45] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Michael's website: Integrative Health Solutions -Michael's podcast: Fusion Health Radio -Michael's book: Returning To An Ancestral Diet -Video of open heart surgery using acupuncture as anesthesia -More about The Medicine Wheel -Integrative Neurosomatic Therapy video -More about "pulse diagnosis" -The Heart Of Listening: A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work, Vol. 1: Origins, Destination Points, Unfoldment -NCCAOM website for finding local Chinese medical practitioner -Functional Medicine Practitioner directory -Medicine Wheeling - Native Wisdom for Healthy Relationships -The Four Worlds, Evolutionary Medicine and You Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Michael or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:27:10 3/1/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/lighthealth Light can have a significant impact on your sleep and your health. In today's podcast, you're going to discover the hidden dangers of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting that most people are completely unaware of, including the risk of cataracts, blindness, age-related macular degeneration, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic disorders, disrupted circadian biology and sleep, cancer and more. LED light is currently used in applications as diverse as aviation lighting, automotive headlamps, advertising, general lighting, traffic signals, camera flashes, and lighted wallpaper. Large-area LED displays are used as stadium displays, dynamic decorative displays, and dynamic message signs on freeways. Thin, lightweight message displays are used at airports and railway stations, and as destination displays for trains, buses, trams, and ferries. LED's are also used in traffic lights and signals, exit signs, emergency vehicle lighting, ships' navigation lights, aircraft cockpits, brake lights, submarine and ship bridges, astronomy observatories, night vision, glowsticks and more. My guest is Dr. Alexander Wunsch, who is a physician, researcher and lecturer in light medicine and photobiology with particular interest in light effects and beneficial or adverse health impacts of solar radiation and artificial light sources on endocrine and cellular levels in humans. He conducts studies on photobiological effects of optical (UV, VIS and IR) radiation. In his private medical practice in Heidelberg, he uses therapeutic light spectra in combination with other biophysically based treatments and develops light equipment for medical and cosmetic purposes. He is associate lecturer at the Wismar University of Applied Sciences and mentors students in their master theses in light and health-associated topics. Alexander Wunsch presents at international conferences and operates as a consultant for federal authorities, media and industry. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why LED light is so much different than other forms of light, especially with regards to how it affects your biology...[7:10] -The biggest sources of LED in your personal environment...[16:22] -Why monitor and light bulb flickering is such a serious issue when it comes to your health...[19:35] -How LED's (especially when used after sunset) vastly reduces the regenerative and restoring capacities of your eyes...[23:35] -Why near infrared, which is missing from LED light, is so important for you to be exposed to...[38:45] -What the healthiest type of lighting is to use and what should you look for when choosing a light...[53:00] -The two parameters you must look for in a light bulb, and what numbers those parameters should be at...[54:20 & 56:20] -Top recommendations for computer screens that don't damage your eyes...[70:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Ben's podcast about the Iristech software he uses with his computer monitor -The ReTimer glasses Ben mentions -The HumanCharger Ben mentions -The RubyLux incadescent lightbulb Ben has on his desk -The LightingScience lightbulbs Ben mentions -The Vielight Neuro that Ben mentions -The Civilights that Dr. Wunsch discusses -The Soraa lightbulbs that Dr. Wunsch discusses -Meanwell AC to DC transformer -LowBlueLights grounding cable -Greenwave dirty electricity filter -The Eizo Flexscan monitor that Ben uses -The Apple CinemaDisplay that Dr. Wunsch uses -Alexander's Vimeo video channel Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Alexander or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! Addendum I have received multiple questions about the "Joovv" light that I use daily for testosterone enhancement (read more here or watch this video) - specifically whether the LED lights in the Joovv are harmful. Here is my take on that: The guy who makes the Joovv (Scott Nelson) is a friend of mine. Before starting Joovv, he spent close to 15 years in the medical device industry (with companies like Medtronic, Covidien, Boston Scientific, etc) and worked closely with world-renowned physicians, primarily the "who's who" in the fields of interventional cardiology, interventional radiology, and cardiovascular surgery. I do know he's studied the field of photomedicine quite a bit and have learned the following in conversations with him: -There are hundreds of published studies that point to the benefits of LLLT at specific wavelengths (both red and IR). There is a robust amount of clinical evidence that supports both red light (in the mid 600nm range) as well as IR. That's why Joovv offers the ability to add red, IR, or a combination of red/IR to their devices. So I don't *think* it's just "simple red light". -I asked them why LED's are used in Joovv, and they replied that you get 10x the efficiency without the heat loss, and included a graph that compares the WARP 10 device (LED-based red light) to a 250-watt heat lamp. (although way over-priced, the WARP 10 device was developed based on initial funding from NASA.) -With that said, you can benefit from incadescent heat lamps. The first Joovv prototype utilized eight 250 watt incandescent infrared heat lamps (that tripped breakers constantly). Countless studies show that 4-5 Joules of energy is required to get noticeable benefits from red light therapy; many show treatments at more than 100 Joules. You would trip breakers and die of heat exhaustion (LOL) trying to get this from incandescent heat lamps. Their tests using irradiance meters mirror the photon flux and literally, an inch away, you are getting less than 5 mW/cm2 from these lamps because over 90% of the energy is wasted as heat. Alternatively, their Joovv devices deliver over 50mW/cm2 at 6" way. And well over 100 mw/cm2 at an inch away. The efficiency of heat lamps is low in comparison to LEDs. So it would take 100 of these incandescent heat lamps bulbs (and more electricity than a 200 amp residential service can provide) to equal the output from their devices - not to mention the over-heating issue. -The key with any light therapy device is consistency. And the major problem with most light therapy devices (heat lamps included) is twofold: small treatment area combined with subpar output. That's why most of these devices recommend treatment times of 20+ minutes. They designed their devices to optimize for these two gaps in the market - treatment area and power output. The "net net" is that you don't have to use teir devices very long while still receiving benefits over a large surface area. Compliance is king when it comes to light therapy - and they feel their Joovv devices help with this issue. - Their devices emit negligible EMFs. Well below the 2 milligauss threshold. - Regarding red light and its ability to energize mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase - see this seminal piece: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2790317/ - If you're comparing apples to apples, the Joovv devices are under-priced. Look at other players in the space - LightStim, Baby Quasar, etc. - when you consider the treatment size and power output, their devices are priced pretty fair. I mean, the LightStim LED bed is selling for $60k (not joking). The comparable Joovv Light Max starts out at $2395. And then there is this, from one of the lead Joovv engineers: -Regarding the effect of LED lights on circadian rhythms, there have been many studies on the effect that different wavelengths have on the human body and how the time of day is also an important consideration (and I know you've covered this before on your podcast and blog). I think Mercola has an article that has some interesting information surrounding the wholesale replacement of incandescent bulbs with LED lights (as our everyday light source) that probably merits further study. -LED lights are not necessarily problematic sources of EMF. From the testing that I have done in multiple homes with EMF meters, the typical light switch and outlet generate more EMF than a high-quality LED transformer. Additionally, the majority of studies that review negative effects of LEDs specify that the source of the issue is the heavy dosage of blue and green wavelengths at night that can disrupt sleep cycles. This is consistent with what would be expected as the natural light we receive from the sun has a higher concentration of blue wavelengths in the morning and midday and then much of this is filtered out at dusk and we see a predominantly orange and red light distribution as our body prepares to rest. Here is a great meta-analysis that helps explain these concepts - http://photobiology.info/Roberts-CR.html. I have also seen several studies that demonstrate that red light helps with sleep quality (my teenage sons actually do their Joovv Light treatments right before bed). Here is an example of a study showing benefits of LED-based red light for sleep quality: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3499892/. -Finally, I think it's important to clarify that the human body receives light, from whatever source, as a distribution of light photons at a given intensity. Essentially, our cells don't care if the photons were created by the sun, LEDs, lasers, or incandescent bulbs; they simply respond to the wavelength and intensity of the light. As previously stated, there is an overwhelming amount of clinical research that shows significant health benefits from red light wavelengths as well as other wavelengths. Joovv constantly get reports from customers, some of which are MDs, that were initially skeptical but now have witnessed the healing effects of red light therapy. But to play devil's advocate...a physician I highly respect had this to say: "There is no question that LEDs are far more energy efficient, that is why the government banned the incandescent. They are energy efficient on steroids no question about that. But you are making the same mistake as the government saying that there is all this wasted energy. It is only wasted from the perspective of being able to provide visible light that can help you see. BUT that "wasted" energy is primarily FULL SPECTRUM near infrared with a touch of mid infrared in the example of heat lamps as you can see by the graph I sent on the last email. This "wasted" energy has very powerful biological effects, especially on the mitochondria." Anyways, just threw in these last bits for you true geeks out there. In the meantime, leave your questions, comments and feedback below...
01:17:52 2/25/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mindpump3 Meet the guys from MindPump podcast. For the second time, the hosts Sal, Adam, Justin and Doug traveled all the way up from San Jose to descend upon my my house in Spokane, Washington to record this podcast. Our previous episodes include: -The Mysterious Micro-Workouts, Turning On Your Butt, Overdosing With Melatonin & More With The MindPump Guys. -The Kuwait Muscle-Building Phenomenon, The Too-Much-Protein Myth, Anabolic Triggering Sessions & More With The MindPump Podcast Crew. These guys claim to "pull back the curtain on the mythology, snake oil and pseudo-science that pervades the fitness industry and present science-backed solutions that result in increased muscular development and performance while simultaneously emphasizing health." And as you can see below, they seem to have the body composition and transformation equation pretty well figured out. They include: Sal DiStefano... Sal was 14 years old when he touched his first weight and from that moment he was hooked. Growing up asthmatic, frequently sick and painfully skinny, Sal saw weightlifting as a way to change his body and his self-image. In the beginning, Sal's body responded quickly to his training but then his gains slowed and then stopped altogether. Not one to give up easily, he began reading every muscle building publication he could get his hands on to find ways to bust through his plateau. He read Arnold's Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding, Mentzer's Heavy Duty, Kubrick's Dinosaur Training, and every muscle magazine he could find; Weider's Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Iron Man and even Muscle Media 2000. Each time he read about a new technique or methodology he would test it out in the gym. At age 18 his passion for the art and science of resistance training was so consuming that he decided to make it his profession and become a personal trainer. By 19 he was managing health clubs and by 22 he owned his own gym. After 17 years as a personal trainer he has dedicated himself to bringing science and TRUTH to the fitness industry. Adam Schafer... Adam Schafer is a IFBB men's physique Pro and fitness expert. Adam made his entrance into the fitness world 14 years ago and has continued to send shock waves throughout the community ever since. He is a man of many talents who wears many hats. He is first and foremost a certified fitness expert who has an insatiable desire to help people in need of major lifestyle changes and daily accountable motivation. He is also incredibly driven entrepreneur and business minded individual with a vision that continually challenges his colleagues and peers to think bigger and achieve more. Justin Andrews... Justin has an incredible passion to disrupt the personal training industry and create ground breaking programs and tools that fitness professionals and clients alike can benefit from. The fitness industry in general needs a massive face lift to speak more to the generation growing up with a more advanced technology tool kit. Justin's approach is to create programs that utilize technology as it advances and cut through the millions of options people face everyday when seeking specific information relating to their fitness needs. The great thing about where we are today is how easy it is to access information, the bad part about accessing all this information is how much misinformation is out there to weed through. As a health and fitness professional with a proven track record here in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Justin Andrews will keep working tirelessly to keep people educated and connected to quality personal trainers long into the future. Doug Egge... Doug received his first gym membership as a gift from his dad when he was 16 years old. Rocky III had just come out and he was determined to build a body like Stallone. It never happened. Despite following the advice of muscle magazines and busting his butt in the gym, Doug saw minimal gains over the next 30 years. Then he was introduced to Sal Di Stefano by his chiropractor who recommended he work with Sal to eliminate muscle imbalances that were causing lower back issues. Sal's unique approach, often 180 degrees different from what Doug had read in books and magazines, produced more results in a matter of months than he had experienced in the 30 years prior. Doug with an extensive marketing and media production background, recognized Sal's unique gift and perspective was missing from the fitness world and suggested that they should join forces. Doug and Sal have since produced life-altering programs such as the No BS 6-Pack Formula and MAPS Anabolic. Doug is very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Adam and Justin as Producer of MindPump. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The craziest biohacks in Ben's office...[5:35] -Why Adam has six eggs for breakfast, along with tons of avocados and bacon, and how his body responded to that when he switched to it from a "high carb" bodybuilding diet...[17:40] -What Adam recommends for stacking with testosterone to avoid things like man boobs and excess estrogen...[24:30] -The difference between THC strains now and THC strains of long ago...[31:40] -The seven secret ingredients in Ben's go-to custom sleep edible that he makes...[33:25] -Why Sal uses a special form of broccoli in his go-to meal, and what it does to his body...[40:00] -Which produce to buy organic, and which not to worry about buying organic...[53:35] -The unconventional, go-to travel workouts each guy from Mindpump uses to stay fit when on the road...[54:25] -What you cran mix with THC or Kratom to make either of these plant-based medicines far more potent...[46:40] -What is the newest MAPS program and how does it work? [61:15] -The most shocking, intriguing, and interesting things the guys from Mindpump have learned from previous podcast guests this year...[71:15] -A special way to "reboot" your tolerance to weed...[73:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Normatec boots -Halo Neuro Photobiomodulation therapy -Marcpro Electrostimulation Device -Retimer -Human charger -Ben's custom nighttime CBD blend -Rhonda Patrick's video on "How To Increase Sulforaphane in Broccoli Sprouts by ~3.5-fold" -Japanese yam noodles (Miracle Noodles) -Grapefruit seed extract -Kratom -Hypersphere vibration therapy ball -Kettlebell lifestyle -The Halo Sport for TDCS/Motor Cortex priming -Videos of Adam training with his clubs and tension stick "Axon" on Instagram -Steven Kotler's "Stealing Fire" book -Dr. Terry Wahl's "Wahl's Protocol" book -The special form of neurofeedback that reduces weed tolerance -The Mindpump podcast with Zach Bitter -The Mindpump podcast with Brent Mccabe -The Mindpump MAPS Anywhere training programs -The Mindpump MAPS Prime training programs -The training/tension stick that Justin is developing to train and quantify muscle tension -Ben Greenfield's podcast with Mindpump: Biohacking Fitness Icon & NY Times Best Selling Author - Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth. -The Mysterious Micro-Workouts, Turning On Your Butt, Overdosing With Melatonin & More With The MindPump Guys. -The Kuwait Muscle-Building Phenomenon, The Too-Much-Protein Myth, Anabolic Triggering Sessions & More With The MindPump Podcast Crew. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for the the guys from MindPump or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:22:52 2/22/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mercury Recently, Dr. Joseph Mercola, who I interviewed in the episode "Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More", wrote to me and told me about some guy named Dr. Christopher Shade, who Dr. Mercola mentioned was one of the more brilliant minds out there when it comes to neuroinflammation, toxicity, metals such as mercury, and unique delivery mechanisms for getting nutrients into your body, including something called "liposomal delivery". So I reached out to Dr. Shade and he graciously agreed to come onto the show. Who is this guy? Dr. Shade obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from Lehigh University in environmental and aqueous chemistry. Dr. Shade earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois where he studied the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury as well as advanced aquatic chemistry. During his Ph.D. work, Dr. Shade patented analytical technology for mercury speciation analysis and later founded a company called "Quicksilver Scientific" that now commercializes this technology. Shortly after starting Quicksilver Scientific, Dr. Shade turned his focus to the human aspects of mercury exposure, toxicity and the human detoxification system. He has since developed specific clinical analytical techniques for measuring mercury exposure and a system of products to remove metallic and organic toxins by upregulation of innate detoxification biochemistry. His current focus is at the intersection of neuroinflammatory issues, immune dysregulation, toxicity, and infection - specifically how to peel away the layers of overlapping dysfunction in the sick individual until you get to a point at which the system rights itself. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Chris decided not to be an organic farmer and instead began studying mercury and the human detox system...[6:40] -Aside from liver, kidneys, skin, the other three detox mechanisms and organs in the body that get underplayed...[12:00] -The unique clinical analytical techniques Chris developed, and why he uses something called "mercury speciation"...[23:00 & 29:30] -Why most tests for mercury give a "false negative"...[30:00] -The best ways to get rid of mercury in the body...[32:30] -How to make your own liposomal delivery mechanism at home...[44:35] -How Chris gets a sick individual to "right themselves"...[50:00] -A simple trick to make compounds like THC and CBD more absorbable...[63:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My podcast with Dr. Mercola: Killing Fat Cells, Fixing Mitochondria, Growing Superfoods & More -Quicksilver Scientific -Sunflower lecithin powder -NatureCBD Capsules (hybrid-nanoengineered CBD oil extract from hemp) -Magical Butter Ben uses for THC Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Shade or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:07:42 2/18/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/halosport Last week, I posted to Instagram the "most dangerous piece of workout equipment I own". Just posted the most dangerous piece of workout equipment that I own to Snapchat - go check it out. Snapchat name: @bgfitness #dangerous #instagood #amazing #me #crazy #fun #cool #danger #deadly #thriller #awesome #invincible #insane #this #workout #fitness #gym #motivation #fit #bodybuilding #training #fitspo #health #fitfam #lifestyle #exercise #cardio A photo posted by Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfieldfitness) on Dec 30, 2016 at 9:28pm PST And no, it was not a mace, or a unicycle, or a parachute or any other risky exercise device. Instead, it was a simple piece of headgear that looks like a nice set of earphones. But within that headgear is embedded one of the devices known to modern exercise science when it comes to doing things like making a hard, voluminous workout feel shockingly simple and short, allowing you to acquire skills like a tennis serve or golf swing at double or triple the speed you'd normally be able to, and enabling you to push much, much harder during a workout than you'd ever be able to do without a little bit of help from modern brain biohacking. The device is called a Halo, and I call it "dangerous" because it allows me to push my body and brain to levels I'd never be able to reach on my own. And it's all based on the science of something called "neuropriming". Developed from fifteen years of academic research, neuropriming is basically the process of causing excitability of motor neurons before or during athletic and exercise training to things like improve strength, skill, explosiveness, and endurance. Michael Johnson, 4x Olympic Gold Medalist says that "...it's doing something that we've never seen before - something the sports market's never seen before..." We're talking explosive force development, increased propulsive force, enhanced skill acquisition, increased rate of force development, and host of other factors influenced by the ability of neuropriming to put the brain's motor cortex in a temporary state of hyper-learning that lasts for about an hour. During this post neuropriming time, feeding your brain quality athletic training repetitions results in this information being more fully incorporated into your brain. Essentially, the headgear I've been using allows me to push far harder than my brain would normally let me and makes practice of a skill far more productive and efficient for the brain. Normally, athletes require literally thousands of reps to create the neurologic changes necessary to perform at the highest level come game time. But this technology changes all that. It's called a "Halo". Dr. Daniel Chao, my guest on today's podcast, is a neurotech entrepreneur who specializes in devices that improve brain performance. He is the co-founder and CEO of Halo Neuroscience. The company's first product, Halo Sport, is the first neurostimulation system built specifically for athletes. Before Halo, Dr. Chao was the head of business development at NeuroPace where he played a central role in the development of the world's first responsive neurostimulation system that was approved by the FDA for the treatment of epilepsy in a unanimous 13-0 vote. Prior to Neuropace, Dr. Chao was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and earned his M.D. and M.S. in neuroscience from Stanford University. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The special part of the brain mammals possess that other less complex species do not, and how you can target that specific area of the brain...[10:40] -How something called transcranial direct current stimulation, also known as tDCS, can be used to stimulate certain section of your brain...[12:52] -What kind of studies have been done on "neuropriming" to actually show whether or not it actually works...[15:10] -Why workouts and skill acquisition actually feel easier after you "shock your brain"...[18:00] -When shocking your brain can actually be safe, and when you should avoid it like the plague...[21:45] -Whether something like this can be used general cognitive performance such as language learning or focus...[27:30 & 30:00] -How to use tDCS stimulation for video gaming and playing instruments...[32:25] -The super-charged sniper training RadioLab episode on which Ben first discovered tDCS and how the Halo is any different than the 20 dollar "make your own TDCS" threads on Reddit...[39:05] -The pro athletes currently using the Halo and what they have reported for results...[45:25] -Whether or not this type of brain training is considered neurodoping by the World Anti Doping Association...[53:20] -What happens if you wear headgear is too far forward or too far back...[59:50] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Halo (save $120 with code BEN10) -GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human -The Reddit tDCS groups -The 9 Volt Nirvana RadioLab episode -The Brain Zapping Olympians episode Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kane or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:10:55 2/15/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/bigfatsurprise OK, OK. Let's not beat around the bush here. In health circles, it's kind of old news now that "saturated fat might not be bad for you" and that sugar, starches and vegetable oil might instead be a primary contributory factor to heart disease and other chronic health problems. So when I got the book "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet" in the mail, I figured it would be the same ol', same ol' advice, like eat your egg yolks, don't be afraid of butter, and drink whole milk instead of skim milk. But I was actually surprised. Big, fat surprised. Heh. Why? Because in the book, author and investigative journalist Nina Teicholz not only lays out the most comprehensive history, treatise and full argument as to why saturated fats - the kind found in dairy, meat, and eggs - are not bad for health, but also takes a deep dive into everything from myths behind the Mediterranean Diet, to the heart killing replacement for trans fats you probably haven't heard about yet to the ethics of eating meat and beyond. The Economist named this book the best science book of 2014 and called it a "nutrition thriller". The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews named it a *Best Book* of 2014. The British Medical Journal praised the book in an extensive review, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, "All scientists.. and every nutrition science professional...should read this book." So who exactly is Nina? Before taking a deep dive into researching nutrition science for nearly a decade, she was a reporter for National Public Radio and also contributed to many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The Economist. She attended Yale and Stanford where she studied biology and majored in American Studies. She has a master's degree from Oxford University and served as associate director of the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at Columbia University. She lives in New York City. And I'm guessing she probably has eggs and bacon for breakfast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What compelled Nina to spend ten years writing a 500 page book after discovering shocking cover-ups in the nutrition industry...[10:55] -What researcher George Mann found in African populations who were subsisting on a diet of organs, meat and blood...[17:30] -Why Lewis and Clark were so disappointed in the game meat they discovered when traveling West...[27:10] -How Americans used to eat, and why it's a huge problem that we now eat so much poultry...[34:45 & 38:45] -What was the "remarking and troublesome omission" from the Ancel Keys study and why the "true" Mediterranean diet is far different than the Mediterranean diet you've probably seen in popular literature...[61:40] -The surprising truth behind why the Cretans were so long lived...[62:50] -How when trans fats got banned, they may have been replaced with something worse, and what that worse thing is...[68:35] -The biggest mistakes that people make when following a high fat diet...[78:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet -US Wellness Meats -Book: Deep Nutrition by Cate Shanahan -Chris Masterjohn's podcast on the Kitavan diet and ApoE genotype Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Nina or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:25:57 2/11/2017
February 8, 2017 Podcast: 365: 5 Reasons You Get Burnt Out From Exercise, 10 Natural Alternatives To Common Medications, The Latest News On Cannabis Health Effects & Much More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat and Google+. -Banking extra sleep before sleep deprivation improves physical performance: http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/acsm/Active111516_2.htm -Does nutella really cause cancer? https://examine.com/nutrition/does-nutella-cause-cancer/ -One of the ultimate nutrition biohacks: black pepper + turmeric + just about any fat (in this case, seafood): http://caloriesproper.com/turmeric-and-dha/ -New, massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of #cannabis: buff.ly/2it0cbm -Want healthy babies? 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Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -March 3-5, 2017: Nutritional Therapy Association Conference in Vancouver, WA: Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) offers Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Consultant certifications that teach how to use nutrient dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body's ability to heal. I'll be speaking at the conference! Tickets are on sale now. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/NTA to register and tell them I sent you if you want to get their VIP treatment. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with John Doulliard? It was a must-listen - "Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet." Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. 5 Reasons You Get Burnt Out From Exercise Fikayo says: He's 25 years old and he's started to plateau with his training and dip in performance. Every time he tries to push beyond the plateau, his body burns out or he feels sick. He's wondering if you have experienced this before, or if you have any advice for what he's going through? Thanks so much! In my response, I recommend: -Fascial adhesions -Low HRV/vagal nerve tone -Inadequate carbohydrate or calorie intake -Poor periodization -Hidden causes of fatigue How To Use Light To Boost Testosterone & Sperm Production Dave says: He's calling from Australia. He wants to say thank you for all the amazing content you produce. He has a question about testosterone and sperm production as it relates to infrared. His wife and him are trying to have their first child in the next few months and he currently practices hot yoga once per week. It's a far infrared style of hot yoga at 38 degrees Celsius. Do you think that would interfere with sperm production and testosterone production? In my response, I recommend: -17 ways to biohack testosterone -Red light/sperm study -Deep Nutrition book by Cate Shanahan 10 Natural Alternatives To Common Medications Jen says: She's a huge fan of the show and she feels like her quality of life has improved so much since she started listening to you. She has a question. She's trying to do more natural healing - taking turmeric for inflammation etc. Can you give a quick run down on ways she can replace ibuprofen, heartburn medication, mood enhancers etc- just the basic natural alternatives to everyday medications? In my response, I recommend: -Curcumin (by Thorne) -Sleep Remedy (with melatonin) -Fish Oil (SuperEssentials) -Bergamot Orange and Peppermint oil (essential oil) -Alpha Lipoic Acid (Thorne) -Vitamin D/K blend (Thorne) -Quercetin -Bitter Melon Extract -Ceylon Cinnamon How CytoDetox Works Theresa says: She's wondering if you still like the Cytodetox? In my response, I recommend: -My official 2017 Detox Plan -17 Ways I'm Detoxing My Body in 2017 -What Is Cytodetox podcast
01:38:34 2/8/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/bloodpodcast In the podcast episode "Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More" I interviewed athlete and supplement designer Craig Dinkel about a special blood oxygenating formula called "Biotropic". After that interview, I received an onslaught of questions about everything from grass fed liver anhydrate to cordyceps senesis to hidden benefits of beetroots, the detoxification properties of algae, whether it's really true you can get all the benefits of blood doping without actually blood doping and more. So today, Craig is back to answer those questions, and during our discussion, you'll discover: -The one compound that research has shown to cause a 58% chance of a decrease in catching the common cold and the duration of a cold by 1 to 4 days...[9:20] -The mechanism of action via which algae can detoxify your blood...[14:55] -How algae can convert nitrates to nitric oxide...[19:05] -Why chlorella could be the perfect pre-sex supplement...[20:50] -How the polysaccharides in cordyceps contribute oxygen molecules to the blood...[22:10] -The mechanism of action for corydceps to increase endurance or oxygenation...[28:15] -How echinacea increases red blood cells in four different ways...[30:30] -What it means for grass fed liver to be "anhydrated" or "dessicated"...[35:25] -What it means for the iron in the liver to be "heme"...[38:40] -The studies that have shown liver extract to be able to increase endurance by over 750%...[] -The surprising way that beets support muscle stem cell repair...[44:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -BioTropic Blood Oxygenating supplement (use code "ben" to get a 20% discount) -Study: The Use of Echinacea to Improve Oxygen Transport Capacity -GlobalDRO.com Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
59:19 2/4/2017
February 1, 2017 Podcast: 364: Becoming A Super-Ager, The Internet Of Food, How To Get Lots Of Stuff Done Every Day & Much More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat and Google+. Dr. Ho's Decompression Belt Excellent @outsideonline article on HRV and how to train with it more intelligently. Great article on the "internet of food" and DNA testing for diet. Probably one of the best articles of the year on calories, metabolism and fat loss VIA @raycronise Healing Alzheimer's disease with light: - (this is the device I use) How to become a super ager ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -HealthGains - To receive $150 off your first GAINSWave treatment ... text the word "Greenfield" That's my last name: G-R-E-E-N-F-I-E-L-D to 313131, or to get a discount on GAINSWave at the Florida clinic, visit HealthGains.com and tell them I sent you! -Nutritional Therapy Association - Go to NutritionalTherapy.com for more information about Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Consultant certifications. Classes are filling quickly! Registration closes Feb 6 and classes start Feb 13. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/first. -MVMT Watches - Get 15% off any watch today at MVMTwatches.com/ben. -Click here to donate any amount you'd like to support the podcast! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. -January 20th-22nd: Brain Optimization Summit. 31 doctors, scientists, biohackers and nootropics professionals reveal lifestyle habits and supplements that improve mental performance. Check it out by clicking here! -March 3-5, 2017: Nutritional Therapy Association Conference in Vancouver, WA: Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) offers Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Consultant certifications that teach how to use nutrient dense foods as the key to restoring balance and enhancing the body's ability to heal. I'll be speaking at the conference! Tickets are on sale now. Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/NTA to register and tell them I sent you if you want to get their VIP treatment. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with John Doulliard? It was a must-listen - "Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet." Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. The Best Intervals To Build VO2Max Mark says: He loves the show. He's an age group competitive triathlete and 3.5 months ago he got in a bike crash where he broke his collar bone, 6 ribs and significantly collapsed his lung on one side. Now in the last month or two as he is getting back into training and competing a little bit, and he's noticed a pretty dramatic change in his Vo2 max and speed, particularly on the run, probably 15%-20% and probably 5-10% in swimming and cycling. He'd love to know the best and quickest way to get his competitive edge back and get his Vo2 max and ventilatory capacity back up to what it was before. In my response, I recommend: -How To Look Good Naked article How To Get Lots Of Stuff Done Every Day Burt says: He just got to the weekly roundup and its awesome, but he's barely scrolled down and he has a 10 million dollar question. How do you get so much work one? There's so many projects - he sees interviews you've done, your own podcast, articles, working on a chapter in your new book, and traveling, how do you do it? He'd love to know, what are your secrets? He's read and followed your stuff before, and he's hired you as well, but he wants to be able to make it his life. Thank you very much and he loves all your stuff! In my response, I recommend: -My book: Daily Routines: A Practical Handbook To Optimize Your Body, Mind & Spirit -My morning routine -My afternoon routine -My evening routine Ben's Top 5 Anti-Aging Tips Tyson says: He's 21 years old and from Sydney, Australia. He's a Personal Trainer and loves health and fitness. His question is how can live to 120 years old? You probably don't hear this from a lot of 21 years olds but he knows he wants to live past 100 and he wants to do everything possible in order to do that. So is there anything you recommend doing earlier in life that you wish you may have done to help you improve your longevity? He loves the podcast, the knowledge you share, and he shares it with all his clients. Thanks! In my response, I recommend: -Future of Anti-Aging article -11 Ways To Age Like A Bad-Ass. -The Latest Longevity Research & 5 Anti-Aging Secrets From Five Of The Fittest Old People On The Face Of The Planet. -My Pau D' Arco bark tea recipe -TM & Kundalini -Gratitude journaling -23andMe and 23andYou (e.g. prostate cancer, diabetes, low endogenous glutathione production) -Less alcohol, more CBD (YouTube video link CBD for anti-aging, neuroprotective, antinflammation, cell energy, etc.) -Stem Cell banking
01:39:03 2/1/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wheatpodcast Are you gluten-free or dairy-free? If so, you might not have to be. In his brand new book "Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet", my former podcast guest Dr. John Douillard introduces a scientific and clinically-proven approach to addressing food intolerances. He thinks that after generations upon generations of human beings eating wheat and only a relatively short few thousand years of hunting meat, we are actually genetically better equipped to eat wheat than meat. In the book Dr. Douillard, who I first interviewed in "The Zen of "The Zone" - How To Breathe The Right Way When You're Working Out" (and who first inspired me to begin nasal rather than mouth breathing during my workouts) addresses the underlying cause of the gluten-free epidemic. He explains how a breakdown in digestion has damaged the intestinal wall and leaked undigested foods and environmental toxins into the body's lymphatic system, causing "grain brain" symptoms and food allergies. Although eliminating wheat and dairy from your diet may help your symptoms, it is a Band-Aid solution. Backed by more than 600 scientific studies, Eat Wheat claims to address the root cause: weak digestion and the inability to efficiently break down harmful pollutants and toxins that can predispose you to a host of chronic degenerative diseases, such as cancer and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Douillard, DC, CAP, is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 700 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom with modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of 6 health books, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and featured in Woman's World Magazine, Huffington Post, Yoga Journal and dozens of other publications. He directs LifeSpa, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the year in Boulder, CO. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why John says it's not the "grains" but the "drains"...[9:00] -The studies that show that humans have been eating gluten for a very long time...[15:40] -The difference between modern grain and ancient grain processing...[25:20] -What John means when he says "perhaps we simply have an inability to digest these foods"...[29:15] -The two shocking ingredients added to most breads that are the true culprits to the villainous nature of these breads...[29:50 & 35:40] -Why deer can die when they eat "out of season" and how you can "eat wheat (or dairy) in season", especially in terms of your digestive enzymes...[43:35] -Other surprising examples how you can eat according to nature's cycles...[44:55] -Why the skin prick test for gluten intolerance is notoriously inaccurate...[51:35] -Why you should eat foods that can "dye your clothes"...[56:55] -Why John thinks lunch should be the heaviest meal of the day...[57:35] -How John' s decoction tea works (and why you should sip hot beverages throughout the day)...[63:15] -The strange food called "kitchari" and why John highly recommends including it in your diet...[67:00] -John's recipe for the best sourdough bread he's ever had...[71:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet -Previous podcast with John: The Zen of "The Zone" - How To Breathe The Right Way When You're Working Out. -Book: Wheat Belly -Book: Grain Brain -Book: Deep Nutrition -Book: Lights Out - Sleep, Sugar & Survival -The LifeSpa website where you can download free guides for how to eat "in season" Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for John or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:15:18 1/28/2017
January 25, 2017 Podcast: 363: The Best Time Of Day To Exercise, How To Be The Fittest Old Person, Top 5 Cheap Ways To Train For Altitude & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: Crazy and wacky gadgets of CES 2017. The latest research on interaction between exercise and your circadian rhythm...fascinating. That whole "magical post-workout window to eat protein" theory? Yeah, pretty flawed. Here's the science. 100% Increase in Exercise-Induced Collagen Synthesis With Cheap, Yet Effective 15g Gelatin + 200mg Vitamin C Stack. (Ben recommend American Nutraceuticals Vitamin C) YES. 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And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. New Ways To Increase Your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Joe says: He's from Phoenix. He's wondering if you can explain how to train your HRV with mental exercises or breathing exercises for your NatureBeat program. How can we train our HRV, much less monitor it? In my response, I recommend: -How to hack your nervous system -How to stimulate your vagus nerve -My DeltaSleeper podcast How To Be The Fittest Old Person Alive Andrea says: She's an almost 52 year old athlete who intends to win a Spartan Sprint. She wants to know if you have any sage advice for a 52 year old athlete that you might not give a 20 or 30 year old athlete. Something different than standard training and recovery techniques, something that would give her an edge? In my response, I recommend: -Occlusion Training with BFR Bands -My article on how seniors get stronger -Nordic incline treadmill -My article on IGF-I -Secrets of the fittest old people Top 5 Cheap Ways To Train For Altitude Mark says: He signed up for a trip to Denali in 7 months and although he has a good amount of climbing experience, he's never done anything like this. A few questions: 1) What would you recommend in terms of training strategies - strength V endurance, and certain exercise you would definitely include? 2) How does he prepare the body for the cold that they'll see up on the mountain; 3) What you recommend for dealing with high altitude, what are the best strategies and supplements? 4) Nutrition for a trip like this with 2-3 weeks of climbing. In the past he has lost lots of weight so what are you ideas/strategies for this? Thanks so much, and he loves the podcast. In my response, I recommend: -Sauna -Static Apnea Tables -Training Mask (use 20% code GREEN1) -Echinacea (BioTropic Blood Oxygenating supplement (use code ben to get 20% discount and free shipping) Read more https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2016/11/shattering-world-swim-records-on-25-piece-fried-chicken-buckets-climbing-mountains-while-eating-defatted-vegan-grass-fed-argentinian-liver-anhydrate-much-more/ -Incline Treadmill -What Doesn't Kill Us podcast -Obstacle Order altitude hacks podcast -How to make your own hypoxic air generator -Podcast on the boy scout trip -Podcast on Mongolia training Glutamine For Vegans Monique says: She's from Victoria, BC. She has a question about Glutamine. She's a whole-foods, plant-based vegan trying to get everything she needs in her normal diet without supplementation. She was recently having a good conversation with a friend of hers who is her local health, fitness and nutrition resource. 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01:39:06 1/25/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/elle I'll admit it: I have thyroid "issues". I've had them ever since I combined extreme ketosis (e.g. 90%+ fat based diet) for a full year, combined with hard and heavy training for Ironman triathlon. So in light of the fact that I've had to battle rock-bottom "T3" levels over the past several years, hypothyroidism is a topic near and dear to my heart. And I'm not alone. Over 200 million people worldwide and 20+ million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, but 60% are undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. Undiagnosed or mistreated hypothyroidism can put people at risk for serious conditions, such as: depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, gynecological issues (infertility/miscarriages/fibroids/PCOS etc.), hormonal imbalances, adrenal fatigue, anemia, and other diseases. My guest on today's show has written one of the most comprehensive resources I've ever read for deciphering the confusing world of thyroid hormones, and fixing your thyroid for good. Her name is Elle Russ and her book is called "The Paleo Thyroid Solution: Stop Feeling Fat, Foggy, And Fatigued At The Hands Of Uninformed Doctors - Reclaim Your Health!". Elle is a writer, health/life coach, and host of the Primal Blueprint Podcast. She is fat becoming a leading voice of thyroid health in the burgeoning Evolutionary Health Movement (also referred to as Paleo, Primal, or Ancestral Health). Elle has a B.A in Philosophy from The University of California at Santa Cruz and is a certified Primal Health Coach. She sits on the advisory board of The Primal Health Coach Program created by Mark Sisson. Originally from downtown Chicago, Elle lives and plays in Malibu, CA. Elle wrote The Paleo Thyroid Solution after consulting with over two dozen endocrinologists, internal medicine specialists, and general practice MDs...only to find that her thyroid condition was getting worse - and nothing from doctors resembled a solution, or even hope. Exasperated and desperate, Elle took control of her own health and resolved two severe bouts of hypothyroidism on her own - including an acute Reverse T3 problem. Through a devoted paleo/primal lifestyle, intensive personal experimentation, and a radically modified approach to thyroid hormone replacement therapy...Elle fixed her thyroid. Her new book The Paleo Thyroid Solution dispels outdated, conventional thyroid wisdom still practiced by uninformed doctors, and instead provides the in-depth guidance necessary to solve hypothyroidism, achieve vibrant health, and optimize thyroid fat-burning hormone metabolism. It provides the only lifestyle and weight loss plan specifically targeted for maximizing thyroid hormone metabolism in harmony with paleo/primal/ancestral health principles. In The Paleo Thyroid Solution, you will learn: Primal/paleo protocols for naturally optimizing and even possibly reversing low thyroid function How to work with your doctor to get the correct blood tests to diagnose hypothyroidism and accurately interpret results How to work with your doctor to optimally treat hypothyroidism with thyroid hormone replacement How to find a good doctor or work with your current one to diagnose and treat Reverse T3 issues (including T3-only treatment) How to lose the insidious fat and weight gained from hypothyroidism An MD's perspective on why and how some doctors are uninformed and still practicing outdated thyroid protocols (in-depth commentary from integrative physician Dr. Gary E. Foresman, MD) During my discussion with author Elle Russ, you'll discover: -Why Elle call T3 the "hormone of life", and what happened to hers...[10:30 & 13:20] -How to find a doctor who actually knows the right parts of your thyroid to test...[19:00] -Why most thyroid supplements don't actually contain thyroid glandular or thyroid hormones...[23:53] -The confusing hormone "reverse T3" and the ancestral reflex that causes your body to make it...[25:30] -Whether body temperature tests really work, and if there any science to back them up...[38:10] -What vitals you should track, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and the best way to do it...[44:20] -What Elle thinks is the best natural over-the-counter (OTC) thyroid for people who want to "self test" and "self medicate"...[50:30] -Why coconut oil can help to heal thyroid issues (and whether or not marijuana or CBD should be used)...[51:50] -The best prescription form of thyroid hormone to use and what Elle personally takes...[54:55] -The shocking link between chiropractors, acupuncturists and thyroid hormone...[68:27] -What to do if you have tried everything and you're still having issues...[70:27] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The FASTER ketogenic study Ben talked about -Book: The Paleo Thyroid Solution -NTH Yahoo Group -The Oura ring for tracking body temperature -Geratherm thermometer Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Elle or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:14:23 1/21/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/dom A few months ago, I recorded a highly controversial ketosis interview with Dr. Richard Veech, in which Dr. Veech claimed that the form of ketones most people take to get into ketosis are actually quite dangerous. Dr. Veech's solution was something called "ketone esters", which are extremely expensive, but, according to him, a far more natural, safe and healthy way to quickly get the body into ketosis - for anything from managing medical conditions, to improving cognition, to increasing endurance and beyond. In the video below, I actually experimented with these spendy ketone esters myself and, as you can see, the results were astounding... After shooting this video, I took another bottle of ketone esters to a Tough Mudder event and recorded a crazy video on Snapchat during which I elevated both blood glucose by drinking 75 grams of pure glucose and elevated blood ketones by drinking a bottle of the ketone salts, and the results were equally as astounding, resulting in one of the fastest races of my life. But the question remains: are these fancy, expensive ketone esters actually far better than ketone salts? Are ketone salts, which is what most people use, actually going to result in long term health issues? In today's podcast, I bring on ketosis expert Dr. Dominic D'Agostino to get his opinion. Dominic is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies and metabolic-based supplements for neurological disorders, cancer inflammation and performance enhancement in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations. He's also no stranger to this podcast, having been a previous guest in the episode "A Deep Dive Into Ketosis: How Navy Seals, Extreme Athletes & Busy Executives Can Enhance Physical and Mental Performance With The Secret Weapon of Ketone Fuel". During today's discussion, you'll discover: -The difference between a ketone salt and a ketone ester...[9:25] -Three unique compounds you can "mix" with ketones to enhance deliverability, and the important difference between BCAAs and EAA's...[23:55] -Why is it that some people, including Dr. Veech, believe ketone esters to be dangerous and MCT oil to block BHB absorption...[41:05 & 62:40] -What Dominic has found by testing both ketone salts and ketone esters in his lab...[44:30] -If there is actually any evidence of people experiencing medical issues with the use of ketone salts or esters...[47:50] -The safety of using ephedrine for fat loss, and Dom's own experience with ephedrine...[60:05] -Whether you can combine glucose with ketones to enhance performance...[65:40] -Why the salts so much more expensive than the ester, and whether there are ways to make either that actually are cost effective...[72:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My article and review of common ketone supplements such as Pruvit and KetoCaNa called "How To Get Into Ketosis" -The Metabolic Therapeutics Conference -NatureAminos amino acids supplement -Brain Octane -The HMB/ATP stack that Ben takes (and the study that discusses this approach) -Is It Possible To Be Extremely Active and Eat A Low Carbohydrate Diet? (my interview with Peter Attia) Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dominic or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:28:41 1/18/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gaines Last month, I hopped on an airplane and flew down to Miami, Florida, where I underwent a special type of protocol that is technically called "extracorporeal shock wave therapy," also known as "Audio Frequency Shockwave Therapy." Basically, although the physician on today's podcast will be able to explain the nitty-gritty science behind it, this technique uses mild acoustical waves to "shock" a male or female's genitals either A) back to life in the case of things like low libido, erectile dysfunction or small size or B) turn one into the equivalent of, pardon the expression, a sex machine with more blood flow, bigger size, better orgasms and much more. Let's just say I was pretty pleased with my own personal results, so pleased in fact, that I decided to get the doctor who oversaw my procedure onto a podcast. Whether you're a guy or a girl, if you're interested in enhancing your sex life, building new blood vessels, or fixing libido and sexual issues, this is a must listen. Dr. Richard Gaines, MD, FAARM, ABAARM, is the Chief Medical Officer at an age management medical practice company called HealthGAINS. He is a leading practitioner of the rapidly evolving science of "physician-guided age management", and has been administering bioidentical hormone therapy since 1993. After a distinguished thirty-year career as a physician and health-care executive, Dr. Gaines became president and chief medical officer of the age management medical practice HealthGAINS, which he founded in 2005. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1981, completed his internship at Tufts University School of Medicine and his residency at Harvard Medical School and earned a fellowship in cardiac and obstetric anesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He subsequently served as a physician at Huntington Memorial Hospital and as an anesthesiologist at Harvard Community Health Plan and Sheridan Healthcorp. Dr. Gaines is also a member of the following professional organizations: -ACAM - The American College for Advancement in Medicine -A4M - The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine -IFM - The Institute for Functional Medicine -AMMG - Age Management Medicine Group His professional certifications include: -Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FAARM) from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. -Board certification from the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM). -Certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner with advanced training at The Institute for Functional Medicine. Hormone Replacement Therapy Dr. Gaines is a pioneer in the use of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT for both men and women. Before dedicating himself to helping men and women be healthier, happier, and more vital from their 30s to their 40s and beyond through HRT, Dr. Gaines worked as an anesthesiologist. For three decades he was a board certified anesthesiologist at some of the most well-known hospitals in the country, and he maintains that specialty to this day. Most notably related to today's podcast, Dr. Gaines is the creator of something called "Gaines Enhancement", which is one of the only drug free, surgery free male enhancement procedures that not only provides effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), but that can also increase both the length and girth of the penis. During our discussion, you'll discover: - The shocking number of guys who take Viagra, Cialis or some other kind of ED med...[10:25] -Aside from the exorbitant cost, are there any known deleterious side effects to Viagra...21:25[] -The fascinating history of the use of sound wave therapy and pulse wave therapy in medicine...[25:45] -How this same technique can be used to significantly decrease risk of heart attack...[31:40] -Whether the GainsWave therapy is any different than a "pump" that many men use...[46:00] -The "P-shot" and "O-shot" that Dr. Gaines injects into the genitals of men and women...[50:55] -How what Dr. Gaines does is any different than a company like, say, Cenegenics does...[52:53] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The GainsWave website (if you want to go to Miami, Florida and have the protocol done by Dr. Gaines, simply mention this podcast or "Ben Greenfield" to save 5% off your entire protocol and any follow-up procedures you decide to get done - from P-shots to sound wave therapy and beyond.) Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Gaines or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfielFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:00:30 1/14/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/hardertokill2 Our ancestors crossed the Alps in animal skins and colonized the New World in loin cloths. They evaded predators and built civilizations with just their raw brainpower and inner grit. But things have changed and now comfort is king. Today we live in the thrall of constant climate control and exercise only when our office schedules permit. The technologies that we use to make us comfortable are so all encompassing that they sever the biological link to a changing environment. Now we hate the cold and the heat. We suffer from autoimmune diseases. And many of us are chronically overweight. Most of us don't even realize that natural variation - sweating and shivering - is actually good for us. The new book What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength uncovers how just about anyone can reclaim a measure of our species' evolutionary strength by tapping into the things that feel uncomfortable. When we slightly reimagine how how our body fits into the world and then we can conditioning ourselves to find resilience in unfamiliar environments. The feeling that something is missing from our daily routines is growing and has spawned a movement. Every year, millions of people forgo traditional gyms and push the limits of human endurance by doing boot camp style workouts in raw conditions. These extreme athletes train in CrossFit boxes, compete in Tough Mudders and challenge themselves in Spartan races. They are connecting with their environment and, whether they realize it or not, are changing their bodies. Perhaps no one exemplifies this better than Dutch fitness guru Wim Hof, whose remarkable ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold has sparked a whirlwind of scientific study. Because of him, scientists in the United States and Europe are just beginning to understand how cold adaptation might help combat autoimmune diseases and chronic pains and, in some cases, even reverse diabetes. My podcast guest on todays show, award winning investigative journalist Scott Carney, dives into the fundamental philosophy at the root of this movement in three interlocking narratives. His own journey culminates in a record bending, 28-hour, climb up to the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but a pair of running shorts and sneakers. Scott is an investigative journalist and anthropologist whose stories blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. He has been a contributing editor at Wired and his work also appears in Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, Playboy, Details, Discover, Outside and Fast Company. He regularly appears on variety of radio and television stations from NPR to National Geographic TV and has had academic work published in Nature and SAIS Journal. He holds a number of academic appointments including as a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. In 2010 he won the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for the story "Meet the Parents" which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring. His first book, The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers, was published by William Morrow in 2011 and won the 2012 Clarion Award for best non-fiction book. His second book A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness and the Path to Enlightenment came out with Gotham Books in 2015. In 2015, Scott founded WordRates, a website that aims to add transparency to the business of journalism with Yelp-esque reviews of magazines and editors. He first traveled to India while he was a student at Kenyon College in 1998 and spent six years living there. Along the way, he learned Hindi and twice drove a motorcycle across the country. In 2004 he received a MA in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Denver, CO. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The shocking story of the huge number of people Scott has found who have died during meditation experiences...[10:25 ] -What Scott experienced when he first met Wim Hof...[9:55 & 15:00] -The Native American who hung out in the dead of winter in the Boston area wearing nothing but a loincloth...[25:32] -The #1 food item you can consume that will inhibit your body from converting white fat into metabolically active brown fat...[32:22] -Scott's "power pushups" and 15 minute daily workout...[48:40] -What was the hardest part of the Laird Hamilton underwater workout for Scott...[58:30] -The new, little-known synthetic thyroid hormone that activates brown fat tissue...[62:55] -The crazy things heat acclimatization can do for soldiers...[70:15] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Book: What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength -Book: A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness and the Path to Enlightenment -Book: The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers -Book: The Paleo Manifesto by John Durant -Book: Deep Nutrition by Cate Shanahan -Book: The Oxygen Advantage -The story of Samoset the Indian -My podcast with James Nestor -My podcast with Wim Hof -My podcast with Laird Hamilton -The HRV NatureBeat app that Ben describes and uses each morning -Rise Of The Sufferfests documentary Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Scott or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
01:21:41 1/11/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/whoop My guest on today's show - Will Ahmed - grew up loving sports and exercise. Many of his childhood heroes were athletes. He was recruited to Harvard and became Captain of the Men's Varsity Squash Team. As a D1 athlete, he was amazed by how little he knew about his body. He would train for 3 or more hours a day with his teammates without knowing what gains he made. He was surrounded by athletes, himself included, who overtrained, misinterpreted fitness peaks, underestimated recovery and sleep, and got injured. Being prepared for game day often seemed...random. So he became inspired by a simple idea: Humans, especially athletes, could optimize their daily performance. Optimizing performance was not a random sequence of events and decisions, but rather a systematic approach to understanding your body. At Harvard, he met with cardiologists and physiologists. He read over 300 medical papers because he became obsessed with understanding the human body. What he learned was amazing: There are secrets that your body - your physiology - is trying to tell you. These secrets can help prevent overtraining and injury, they can detect fatigue and even sickness, and, sure enough, they can be used to optimize human performance. But few actually monitor those metrics. He partnered with his co-founder John Capodilupo, who was studying math and statistics at Harvard before dropping out to found a self-quantification company called "WHOOP", and also partnered with Aurelian Nicolae, a graduate from Harvard with a gift for mechanical prototyping and engineering. They then spent the past 4 years building a technology called "the WHOOP System". They assembled a scientific and performance advisory board and now work alongside our team of 50 engineers, designers, and data scientists in a downtown Boston office overlooking Fenway Park. They've been fortunate to work with many of the best athletes in the world. What they've discovered has amazed Will, and we talk about it all on today's show. Self quantification can transform your life and induce effects like positive behavior change, fitness improvements, injury reduction. Will believes that the data he's collecting on athletes is unprecedented, both in its sophistication and scale, and that no physiological studies have ever occurred on this magnitude. WHOOP benefits from the fact that athletes also have tangible performance data (wins/losses, batting average, time trials, etc) across sports. They want to share this data: the unbelievable correlations between physiology and performance; the approach to health monitoring and the different ways to interpret or action your body's feedback. Beyond building a product that people love, Will and the team at WHOOP hope to advance human knowledge with our discoveries. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The key defining characteristics that set WHOOP apart, including skin conductivity, accelerometer data, and continuous HRV monitoring...[13:25] -Why WHOOP is the only company to measure the activity and fluctuations of the cardiac autonomic nervous system, particularly as it relates to recovery, training status, and training readiness...[13:57] -The actual hard data being collected by the WHOOP, and HRV, pulse oximetry, temperature, respiration, etc.)...[15:30 & 24:30] -Why the WHOOP uses a combination of PPG (photoplethysmography) sensors (4 LEDs and 1 Photodiode) along with 3-axis accelerometer, capacitive touch sensor, ambient temperature sensor...[18:17] -How coaches and trainers can use WHOOP to monitor the sleep, training and recovery status of a large number of athletes and clients...[20:00, 30:00 , 35:50 & 47:50] -Why the WHOOP has 90% sleep/wake accuracy compared to gold-standard sleep labs...[22:10] -How the WHOOP sleep coach automatically calculates sleep needed based on your sleep baseline, any sleep debt that has accumulated over the last few nights, and any naps taken for that day...[39:15] -The technology the WHOOP uses to tell you how much sleep you need and to give you a picture of when you should go to bed based on your habitual sleep efficiency and desired wake up time...[40:15] -Why athletes like Lebron James and Michael Phelps are using the WHOOP...[59:15] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -WHOOP (use code GREENFIELD for $50 off at checkout) -How A Bear Attack Affects Your Sleep Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Will or me? Leave your at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/whoop and one of us will reply!
01:03:00 1/7/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/breathepodcast In the past several months, I've taken a deep, deep dive into breath work. Sure, in the past years I've written articles on everything from combining ketosis, breath holds and freediving, to how to make your own hyperbaric "exercise with oxygen therapy" (EWOT) device, to Wim Hof style breathing for cold thermogenesis to underwater workouts with Laird Hamilton to making yourself high with holotropic breathwork to the use of fancy breath strips and "Turbine" devices to enhance nasal breathing during both exercise and sleep... ...but lately, I've been making a very concerted effort to consistently do deep nasal breathing, rhythmic breathing and breath hold tactics during walks, weight training sessions, road trips and beyond. And by concerted, I mean consistently, every day, until these forms of breathing become fully automatic. In her new book "Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health" my guest Dr. Belisa Vranich explains why breathing is so crucial for optimizing brain and body performance, and she delves into one of the most comprehensive treatises of practical breathing tactics that I've ever read (the other best book on this topic is "The Oxygen Advantage" by Patrick McKeown, who I'm also getting on the podcast soon). She highlights the results she's seen in her research and in her own patients, including... Insomnia? Gone. Anxiety? Gone. All without medication. Unpleasant side effects from blood pressure pills? Gone. A cheap and effective way to combat cardiovascular disease, immune dysfunction, obesity, and GI disorders? Yes. Sounds too good to be true? Contemporary science confirms what generations of healers have observed through centuries of practice: Breath awareness can turn on the body's natural abilities to prevent and cure illness. The mental and physical stresses of modern life, such as anxiety, frustration, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, high blood pressure, digestive woes, and immune dysfunction can all be addressed through conscious control of your breath. In addition, it can increase energy, accelerate healing, improve cognitive skills, and enhance mental balance. Yet most of us stopped breathing in the anatomically "right" way, the way to take advantage of these benefits, when we were four or five years old. We now mostly breathe in a way that is anatomically incongruous and makes for more illness. But in the book "Breathe", Dr. Vranich shows readers how to turn back the tide of stress and illness, and improve the overall quality of their life through a daily breathing workout. In a fascinating, straightforward, jargon-free exploration of how our bodies were meant to breathe, she delves into the ins and outs of proper breathing. By combining both anatomy and fitness with psychology and mindfulness, Dr. Vranich gives readers a way of solving health problems at the crux and healing themselves from the inside out. Breathe is an easy-to-follow guide to breathing exercises that will increase energy, help lose weight, and make you feel calmer and happier. Dr. Vranich is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience, and she has spent the last decade dedicating herself to the study of breathing. She is the founder of The Breathing Class and has appeared in dozens of national media outlets, including Anderson Cooper, CNN, Fox, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Men's Fitness and Huffington Post. She is also the former sports psychologist for Gold's Gym and columnist for Shape. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How to determine something called your "baseline breath"...[10:35] -The best biohacking gear that you can use to self quantify and test your breath...[24:45 & 28:10] -What percentage oxygen level you should look at when using an oximeter to check your blood oxygenation levels...[29:15] -The acid-alkaline relationship between something called "overbreathing" and craving junk foods...[19:20 & 34:40] -Why your breath hold time may not be that important (unless you're into freediving, spearfishing, shooting, golfing, surfing, surgery or tattoo artistry)...[38:00 & 42:00] -Why rock musicians have very strong vagus nerve stimulation...[52:20] -How breathwork detoxifies your body and moves lymph through your circulatory system...[57:30] -The $3000 device that Dr. Vranich swears by for full body massage and diaphragmatic stimulation...[64:45] -What Dr. Vranich thinks of devices like the Powerlung and the Elevation Training Mask...[70:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My article on "30 Ways To Breathe Better" -Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health -Deep Nutrition by Cate Shanahan -Fingertip pulse oximeter -Urine pH strips -Spirometer / flow meter for measuring lung capacity -PowerLung breath training device -Elevation Training Mask (use code GREEN1 for 20% discount) -Eat Wheat by Dr. John Douillard -The Myobuddy massage device that Ben uses -DMS Professional Deep Muscle Stimulator Massager that Belisa uses -The Official Bas Rutten O2Trainer Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Belisa or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:20:19 1/4/2017
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kevin Kevin Rose is a technology investor, podcaster, and self-experimenter. He has been named a "Top 25 Angel Investors", by Bloomberg and to the "Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web" list by Time magazine. You've might have also heard or seen him on Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Rose, or Kevin's own podcast "The Random Show", which he co-hosts with Tim Ferriss. Kevin also serves on the advisory board of Google Ventures and the Tony Hawk Foundation. Previously, Kevin founded Digg, Revision3, and was a General Partner at Google Ventures. Perhaps most interesting for me and you, and not as well known to most folks, is that Kevin considers himself a well-versed body hacker, and he is frequently experimenting with things like cold water training, breathwork, nootropics, ketogenic diets, meditation, and fasting. Kevin even recently released a free app to help individuals track their fasting progress, which we discuss during this episode. During our fascinating discussion, you'll discover: -Why Kevin microdoses with lithium (and the surprising link between lithium and 7-Up soda)...[9:00] -The neuroscientist and mutual connection Kevin and I have that goes way back and is known as the "Summer Tomato"...[15:10] -The surprising boost you get from 100% chocolate and Kevin's new infatuation with "chocolate ceremonies"...[18:25] -Why Kevin gave up on ketosis and instead switched to a Katavan-style diet with purple potatoes...[24:25] -What Kevin does with the dozen giant bags of ice he buys each week...[36:15] -The crazy form of breathwork that made someone pass out in Ben's basement...[46:20] -Why, if you are going to fast, you should only eat as close to sunset as possible...[54:40] -How Kevin's friend sent his stage-4 cancer into remission with a simple dietary change...[63:00] -What Kevin discovered in an old teahouse in the heart of Japan (and what it has to do with elephants pooping coffee)...[68:10] -The #1 ingredient in cologne that makes women go absolutely crazy over a man's scent...[72:45] -An app/headphone combo that drives you straight into a state of deep relaxation within 10 minutes...[75:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Should We All Take A Bit Of Lithium -Nutritional Lithium: A Cinderella Story: The Untold Tale of a Mineral That Transforms Lives and Heals the Brain -My article on "The God Pill" -My original webcast with Kevin's wife Darya -Kevin's videos on chocolate ceremonies -Fruition 100% chocolate -The book by Stephan Guyenet The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat -The Kitavan diet -Dr. Veech podcast on ketone esters -Rhonda Patrick's Cold Stress .pdf -My podcast with Wim Hof -My experience with holotropic breathwork -How to get a custom Kundalini yoga routine -The Transcendental Meditation podcast Ben recorded -Dr. Rhonda Patrick's fasting interview with Satchin Panda -Kevin's Zero app for fasting -Tripping Over the Truth: The Return of the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Illuminates a New and Hopeful Path to a Cure -Black Ivory Coffee (naturally fermented by elephants) -Young Living Blue Spruce oil Ben diffuses in his office -The Greenfield Anti-Aging Skin Serum -The Wildfulness app -Brain.FM app -Kevin's Journal Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kevin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:20:21 12/31/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kenton2 I've raced plenty of triathlons, from Sprint distance to Ironman. I've also done many, many obstacle races, including the toughest Spartan challenges in the world. And adventure races. And brutal workouts that claim to be the "hardest workout in the world". And SEALFit training, Agoge challenges, the World's Toughest Mudder and beyond. But my lungs have never sucked as much, my brain and body have never been simultaneously challenged as much and I've never experience any other form of competition so freaking functional until I started doing Train To Hunt Challenges. My guest today is a repeat guest. His name is Kenton Clairmont and he is the owner and creator of Train To Hunt, a unique mashup of bowhunting and obstacle racing that is taking the nation by storm. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The nasty autoimmune disease that took Kenton out of commission and sidelined him from a career as a professional baseball player...[12:20] -The natural Chinese remedy alternative to common immunosuppressant drugs for issues like rheumatoid arthritis...[20:12] -Why being fit for hunting goes far, far beyond simply needing to be able to "ruck" or hike...[22:25] -What a sample Train To Hunt work out looks like...[38:30] -How a typical Train To Hunt workout looks, and why something called "vagus nerve stimulation" is a huge part of each workout...[42:20] -Why the Train To Hunt national champion's key workout is "baling hay"...[54:30] -Why Kenton introduced the skill orienteering and GPS wayfinding into the Train To Hunt competition...[57:00] -How the Train To Hunt "3D shoot" is far different and far more practical for hunting situations than any other style of a 3D shoot...[58:45] -Why something called a "meat pack" is one of the hardest things Ben has ever done in his life (and why his lips turned blue after doing it)...[65:00] -What the brand new Train To Hunt challenge course now looks like, and why it's now extremely spectator friendly...[70:10] -How the meat pack portion of the challenge is going to change significantly in 2016...[79:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Chinese herbal remedy as a replacement for methotrexate -Other hunting episodes: -Are Hunters The Fittest People In The World? -How To Get Into Hunting, Build Hunting Fitness, The Most Challenging Hunts & More! -Backpacking, Wilderness Survival, Combat Conditioning, Hunting Fitness & More With Aron Snyder. -Backpacking, Bowhunting & Shooting Tips From A Natural Born Hunter. -3 Ways Hunting Can Get You Ripped And 10 Ways To Get Fit For Hunting. -How To Build Primal Fitness And Endurance By Hunting: An Interview With A Bowhunting Triathlete -The National Champion & Poster Boy For One Of The Most Extreme Obstacle Races That Exists. -Train To Hunt: Train To Hunt was born out of necessity. All hunters alike want to hunt harder, longer, and farther. Fitness is the only piece of equipment that you can make better or worse. The team at Train To Hunt wants to extend wellness and longevity as well as improve performance for hunters. The workouts are a launching pad for serious outdoor enthusiast who want to learn the best way to be fit for their sport. Athletes hunt, and they have the formula to make you a better mountain athlete. Whether you're a flatlander, hunt out West, or past your prime, they want to make you a better hunter through fitness. Their online program is designed to be your coach, trainer, and guide as you shape up for your passion. Click here to start into Train To Hunt online program now or to sign up for a challenge. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kenton or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:34:07 12/28/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/livinglarge Nine years ago, I sat slack-jawed in the crowd at an event called "Fitness Business Summit", listening to a massive, muscle-bound trainer on stage tell his story of creating an e-book that made millions of dollars online and helped hundreds of thousands of skinny guys across the globe sculpt their thin bodies into herculean, Adonis-like physiques. I was actually so inspired by this guy's story that I went on to create my own "e-product" - a training system for Ironman triathletes to cross the finish line of an Ironman triathlon with less than ten hours of training per week, and still have plenty of time left over for friends, family, hobbies and career. I called it "The Triathlon Dominator", and it was my first big training program that I ever sold online. In an odd collision of fitness worlds, I have suddenly reconnected with Mr. X via a brand new book I recently received in the mail: Living Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building. Formerly known as "Skinny Vinny", Vinny's real name is Vince Del Monte, and he now goes by the name "The Skinny Guy Savior". Vinny's new book is jam-packed with everything you need to quickly build 30 pounds of rock-solid, shredded muscle without dangerous bodybuilding drugs, expensive supplements, and long hours in the gym, and it's actually not written like most books of this nature are, with pure meat-headedness. Instead, this book is intelligently written, full of practical advice and during our discussion, you'll discover: -How Vince made the transition from skinny endurance athlete and collegiate runner to becoming muscle-building phenomenon...[16:15] -The extremely unconventional training program Vince's first bodybuilding mentor used...[18:40] -Vince and Ben's thoughts on steroids...[24:40] -Why Vince says "get lean to get big" and how fat can diminish your ability to build muscle, especially in response to a high protein meal...[27:25] -The three mechanisms via which muscles actually grow, and how to target each of the three mechanisms...[47:50] -How massage therapy or foam rolling can directly assist with muscle building, and why Vince is such a fan of a muscle activation technique called "MAT"...[55:05] -What science says about how much muscle one can really build in a month...[63:05] -The seven key oils Vince uses and why...[73:00] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -My interview with Vinny's wife Flavia "7 Essential Kitchen Items You've Never Heard Of But Need To Have." -Vince's new book: Living Large: The Skinny Guy's Guide to No-Nonsense Muscle Building -Photos of Vince's brother Michael's impressive muscle gain -Study: Anabolic sensitivity of postprandial muscle protein synthesis to the ingestion of a protein-dense food is reduced in overweight and obese young adults. -Podcast: "Dr. Two Fingers" Reveals His Teeth-Gritting, Body-Healing Secrets." Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Vince or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:25:43 12/24/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/examinepodcast I'm a voracious consumer of knowledge. On an average week, I read 3-5 books, listen to 15-20 podcasts, and read several dozen research articles. And one of my secrets to this hyperproductive digestion of information is through the use of services, websites, journals, newsletters and, well, "digests" that disseminate information into readily accessible bite-size pieces that allow me to cut through the clutter and quickly get to the main summaries, takeaways and actionable items from all the content. For example, I'm a huge fan of the book reviews produced by gentleman such as Derek Sivers and James Clear. In addition, I stay up to date with health, medical and science news via the Stone Hearth Newsletters, exercise and nutrition research via the website Suppversity, and, for general life knowledge, I'm a recent subscriber to the Farnham Street blog for staying up-to-date with the best recently published books and articles from around the web. And - for one of the most comprehensive exercise, diet, supplement resources I have ever accessed - I am a frequent visitor to the website Examine and their monthly publication The Examine Research Digest, which is produced by today's podcast guest: Kamal Patel. Kamal is the director of Examine.com, an independent and unbiased encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition. He is a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and is on hiatus from a PhD in nutrition, in which he researched the link between diet and chronic pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium as well as a variety of clinical research topics, and in today's episode, you'll discover: -How supplement companies and the media manipulate science for their own benefits...[11:38 & 16:30] -Why Kamal thinks the "elimination diet" for nightshades is a hoax...[18:55] -The best way to know if a diet or supplement website is delivering you fake information...[29:35] -The truth about what they really feed lab rats and mice in high-fat diet studies...[31:35] -Why an extremely high percentage of the research released in medical journals is flawed or biased...[35:00] -The best way to quickly review an abstract without reading a full article, and red flags to look out for when reading an abstract...[44:50 & 48:30] -The top three most proven and researched supplements that just about everyone could benefit from...[54:56] -The surprising benefits of daily creatine intake...[61:50] -Why Kamal doesn't take fish oil, but Ben does, and how genetics should influence supplement intake...[65:35 & 68:35] -The two supplements most people most infatuated with that Kamal thinks have very low credibility...[72:15] -The most beneficial one-two combo stack you can take for daily mental performance...[77:45] -Why you should spread your vegetable intake throughout the day to maximize your nitrate exposure...[80:48] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Supplement Goals Reference Guide -Supplement Stack Guide -The Examine Research Digest -The SuperMemo sleep website Ben mentions -Ben's article about whether or not weed causes heart disease -The CreaPure Creatine that Ben recommends -The SuperEssentials fish oil that Ben recommends -IFOS website for testing fish oils -WellnessFX blood and biomarker testing -A 3 day gut panel for testing your bacterial balance -NaturalStacks "SmartCaffeine" caffeine/theanine blend Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kamal or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:31:13 12/21/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/detoxpodcas t I'm going to detox my entire body and brain, beginning Monday, January 9, 2017 (and you can listen to today's podcast episode to learn what the random, strange photo above has to do with this). Anyways, I'm not going to do just any ol' detox like putting cayenne pepper into a nasty concoction or pushing giant grocery shopping carts full of random herbs through the supermarket. These popular detoxes can actually release toxins from tissues such as fat cells and shove them into the brain, causing even more damage. Oops. That's a bad thing. Instead, I'm partnering up with one of the most brilliant detox minds on the face of the planet: the guy I interviewed in the podcast "The Most Effective Detox You've Never Heard Of (And Exactly How To Do It)." His name is Dr. Dan Pompa, and Dr. Dan is going to walk me through the entire brain and body detox program that he's studied and perfected for years. I'm then going to combine his proven detox formula with my own exercise and biohacking protocols so that I can completely clean up my body without losing fitness by doing only, say, hot yoga and trampolining for weeks and weeks. See, I don't want to come out of my detox having lost my muscle or having to huff and puff whenever I climb a flight of stairs, so I'm pulling out all my fitness tricks that allow me to sculpt my body while I detox, without actually causing adrenal fatigue issues or ruining the detox protocol. And I'm inviting YOU to join me. During today's solo podcast episode with yours truly, you'll discover: -Why most detoxification programs can severely damage your body and brain...[6:55] -What a "true cellular detox" is...[10:56] -How to detox your body using a "Prep Phase", a "Brain Phase" and a "Body Phase"...[17:53] -The 5 strategies I'm personally using to ensure I don't lose fitness or muscle during my detox...[20:52] -How fringe techniques like dry skin brushing, rebounding and infrared therapy can maximize the effectiveness of a detox...[29:00 - 39:45] -The exact workouts I'll be performing during my detox...[30:00] -Whether or not you should use the dietary strategy of ketosis during a detox...[46:00] -The best fasting strategy to use during a detox...[41:25] -How meditation can fit perfectly into a detox program...[41:38] -How oil pulling can assist with detox...[49:00] -Why fermented foods are crucial during a detox...[50:45] -The crazy, unique tea blends I'll be using to accelerate my detox and wean myself off coffee...[53:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The True Cellular Detox challenge I'll be taking on in 2017 (click here to join me before January 1) -True To Form book -The Clearlight Infrared sauna I use -Kundalini yoga -Body By Science book -JumpSport Rebounder -WholeTones CD's -Dry Skin Brush -Rumble Roller -My article on coffee enemas -Kettle & Fire Bone Broth -Eat Wheat book Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Dan or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:03:36 12/17/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mindpump2 Remember the guys from the MindPump Podcast: Sal, Justin and Adam? If not, perhaps you didn't hear my podcast episode entitled "The Mysterious Kuwait Muscle-Building Phenomenon, The Too-Much-Protein Myth, Anabolic Triggering Sessions & More With The MindPump Podcast Crew." It's a definite must listen. As a matter of fact, that episode turned out to be such a must-listen that a few weeks ago, I hopped on a plane and flew to San Jose, California to hang out with and record with these guys once again, and to delve into their extreme knowledge of all things fitness, nutrition, muscle building, fat loss, biomechanics, exercise physiology, psychedelics and beyond. During the discussion that ensued, you'll discover: -Why Justin is creating a special stick that can measure your central nervous system integrity...[16:35] -The crazy form of electrostimulation that can simulate a 600 lb squat...[21:40] -How you can recover with lightning speed by using a strategy called "trigger sessions"...[24:15] -The special phone app that Adam uses to induce an instant "power nap"...[37:05] -The shocking dose of melatonin Ben uses for jet lag, and why Sal think melatonin isn't such a good idea...[42:15] -The best way to block blue light from screens, phones, street lights and oncoming cars...[46:35] -Three proven ways to turn on your butt, deactivate your hip flexors and eliminate low back pain...[51:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Mindpump trigger sessions and MAPS programs -Ben's brand of blue light blocking glasses -Iristech software for blocking blue light on screens -Dr. Kirk Parsley's Sleep Remedy -My podcast with Jay Schroeder -Hip flexor deactivation MindPump video -Why your butt won't turn on MindPump video -Core Foundation Training: How To Turn On Your Butt, Activate Deep Breathing & Decompress Your Spine (And Why I've Completely Changed My Morning Routine). -ELDOA Method -Deskbound by Kelly Starrett -Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Sal, Justin, Adam or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:07:33 12/14/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/defend My guest on today's podcast is an internationally recognized and influential expert in shielding electronic emissions and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) protection, with particular focus on the effect of exposure from mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and cell phones. His name is Daniel De Baun, and his concern regarding the health impact of electronic radiation emissions grew from over 30 years of engineering experience in the telecommunications industry where he held a variety of leadership and executive positions at SAIC, Telcordia, AT&T and Bell Labs. Through the course of his career, Daniel has created requirements for large telecommunication systems, led technical divisions responsible for establishing industry standards and formed analysis adherence testing for next-generation digital transmission systems. Daniel also oversaw laboratories which analyzed electromagnetic radiation (EMF) interference, electrical signals and digital formats. He and the teams he led were looked upon as industry authorities. Daniel is the inventor of DefenderShield®, the most effective EMF radiation protection technology for mobile devices ever developed. In addition to his work with DefenderShield®, Daniel is a highly-regarded industry consultant, writer, and speaker as well as frequent guest national radio and television programs discussing EMF heath issues. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why your smartphone actually isn't that much different than a microwave...[8:15] -The four types of radiation your phone produces...[10:00] -Exactly where to find concrete evidence that phones are harmful...[12:50] -The shocking evidence of DNA damage that can affect kids that haven't even been born yet...[22:50 & 46:30] -How you can protect your ears and brain by using a non-Bluetooth headset, and which headsets are best...[31:20] -The best type of phone case for blocking radiation from your phone...[41:50] -Whether things like cell phone chips, diodes, holographic stickers, the bracelets, pendants, the plug in harmonizers, USB resonators, etc. work to actually block radiation...[50:15] -Why tablets, e-readers and computers have similar issues and what you can do about it...[55:12] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Environmental Health Trust website -Bioinitiative.org -The ethernet to firewire cable Ben uses -Click here and use code BEN to get 15% off any DefenderShield product! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Daniel or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:03:35 12/10/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/titans For the last two years, my guest on today's show has interviewed more than 200 world-class performers, ranging from super celebs like Jamie Foxx and Arnold Schwarzenegger to professional athletes and icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing and beyond, to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For many of his guests, this is the first time they've agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview, and this unusual depth has helped him create a massive collection of tools, tactics, and 'inside baseball' you won't find anywhere else. If you hadn't yet guessed, my guest is Tim Ferriss, and just this week, Tim has taken his notebook of high-leverage tools that he has vetted, explored, and applied to his own life, and published it for the entire world to delve into - all in the form of a nearly 700 page book that could probably double as a self-defense weapon. The name of the book, entitled Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, delves into the dozens of tactics and philosophies Tim has picked up from his guests and used successfully in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, and large business dealings, saving him millions of dollars and years of wasted effort and frustration. In this episode, I put Tim in the hotseat as we not only discuss his new book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, but also go far beyond and delve into difficult, deep questions about Tim's life. During this episode, you'll discover: -How Tim got started in business by creating and selling a smart drug that turned out to be a physical ergogenic performance enhancing aid...[9:55] -The ingredients of Tim's first supplement he created...[12:10] -The biggest "stacks", techniques and biohacks Tim now uses for enhancing cognitive function that he doesn't think he ever would have discovered without having a podcast...[17:50] -The #1 tactic Tim eventually used to heal himself of Lyme disease...[20:55] -What Tim's workstation looks like, and how he manages to write massive books while maintaining fitness in his work environment...[43:15] -The exact contents of Tim's "six-piece gym in a bag"...[50:20] -Why Tim is convinced that training like a gymnast is one of the best way you can sculpt an amazing body...[56:54] - The major fitness, diet and lifestyle modifications Tim has made since starting the podcast that he doesn't think he would have made had he not had a podcast...[65:30] -The 17 absurd questions Tim asks himself to change his life and solve problems...[66:20] -What Tim has implemented lately to enhance his anti-aging and longevity (and his thoughts on anti-aging supplements)...[75:30] -The dead inventor Tim would want to bring back to life and have on his podcast (and the questions he would ask)...[85:35] -Why Tim hasn't created a "brand"...[88:55] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers -The 4-Hour Body Book Review: Why Tim Ferriss's Book Could Be A Huge Waste Of Your Time, But Might Change Your Life. -My second podcast with Tim: Behind The Scenes Of The Tim Ferriss Experiment: 15 Pounds Of Muscle, Turmeric Tea, Urban Evasion & More! -My first podcast with Tim: Tim Ferriss Cold Thermogenesis Special Episode -Dr. Daniel Amen NFL study -BrainQuicken -Pruvit Keto / OS -Furniture Sliders -My podcast on NAD therapy -Benjamin Franklin biography Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tim or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:41:32 12/7/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/speedofsport My guest on today's podcast is Coach Nick Curson, owner of Speed of Sport. He has produced multiple World, National, International, and Collegiate Champions. He is the head strength and conditioning coach for the famous ALA Boxing Gym in Cebu, Philippines and his primary areas of study are Eastern Bloc Strength & Conditioning, Plyometrics, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Rehabilitative Exercise. Speed of Sport is owned and operated by Nick Curson. With over 18 years of experience in nearly every type of strength training modality, Nick has studied extensively with top scientists, sports trainers, strength coaches, Olympic lifters, physical therapists, bio mechanical engineers, professional boxing trainers, martial artists, and more to develop the unique system of training for speed that we discuss on today's show. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Nick is so into training the nervous system when it comes to full body performance (vs., say, the cardiovascular or muscular system)...[10:50] -The training components Nick emphasizes that most other coaches and personal trainers don't...[14:40] -Why heavy strength training is something that you shouldn't do very often vs. power and speed training...[24:30] -How to strike a balance between muscle hypertrophy and muscle speed...[34:30] -The best way to measure the speed of your muscles and rate of force development...[38:45] -Why Nick always starts by training an athlete's feet and proprioception...[46:40] -How this type of training can be used by endurance athletes like triathletes, marathoners and obstacle course racers...[54:32] -How new "biohacking" headsets like tDCS can increase rate of force development, power and explosiveness...[58:45] -Nick's top body weight exercises for developing speed...[61:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -SpeedOfSport.com - use coupon BEN -Halo Neuroscience headset for transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) -Shuttle Systems plyometric machines -My interview with Jon Bruney on Neuromass training -The Bjornsen study Ben discusses (from Paul Jaminet's website) -The mPower device for measuring rate of force development Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Nick or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:11:11 12/3/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/melissa When you imagine the spaces where you feel the most inspired, rejuvenated and energized, you probably picture a retreat or wellness sanctuary. But why not make your own home a complete wellness sanctuary? Enter the concept of Feng Shui, which is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing everyone with the surrounding environment. My guest on today's podcast is a complete Feng Shui freak who specializes in enhancing the energy of your external environment - especially your home, so that you can be more productive and more healthy in the place you probably spend the majority of your time. Her name is Melissa Ambrosini, and she is the bestselling author of "Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love", a speaker, entrepreneur and self-love teacher. Melissa teaches women how to master their inner "Mean Girl", smash through limiting beliefs, and ditch the self-doubt so that they can start truly living the life of their dreams. Named a self-help guru by Elle Magazine her mission is to inspire women across the globe to create a heart-centered life one that's wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Melissa's special biohacks, tricks, tips and tools she specifically uses at her computer and with her recording equipment to keep her office Feng Shui "dialed in"...[9:30] -Whether you should try to fix mold and fungus issues or just look for a different home...[17:00] -Should you test a home or apartment before you move into it, and if so, what should you test for? [22:30] -How you can create more negative ions in your home, and why you should do it...[29:00] -What kind of plants Melissa has in her home that are specifically designed to detox the air...[33:20] -How Himalayan salt lamps can completely change the health of the air in your home...[36:30] -The special vacuum cleaner that Melissa uses to kill mold and fungi on carpet and flooring...[38:10] -Why Melissa hired a woman to come to her house to do an "energy clearing", and quantum physics proves this type of concept to actually work...[43:00 & 51:50] -What Melissa does to improve the feng shui when she's out of her element, like at a hotel...[50:50 & 58:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home by Ben Greenfield -Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love -The IrisTech software Ben mentions -True To Form book for Foundation Training -Ben's interview with Dave Asprey about how to control mold in his home -SurvivingMold.com -Air Oasis Air Purifier -Negative Ion Generator -Himalayan Salt Lamp -The Rainbow vacuum -Essential Oil Diffuser -Drunk Tank Pink book -Ben's "How To Detox Your Home" article -Ben's interview on healing frequencies -Structured water filters than Ben uses -11 Ways To Biohack A Hotel Room, Stay Healthy When You Travel & Keep Globetrotting From Slowly Killing You. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Melissa or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:11:02 11/30/2016
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/kettleandfire There's much more to bone broth than meets the eye. Take the bones for example. Killer bones make killer bone broth, but not all bones are created equal. Knuckle, patella, femur, and feet bones actually make the best broth, because these bones have been proven to contain the highest concentration of white and red stem-cell marrow, as well as the highest levels of collagen - one of the major benefits of drinking bone broth. The ingredients matter too. For example, you can achieve one of the most nourishing bone broths on the face of the planet when you combine marrow bones like those listed above (from pasture raised, grass-fed cows) with organic carrots, organic onions, organic celery, organic bay leaves, organic parsley, apple cider vinegar, a pinch of black peppercorn, sea salt, thyme and rosemary extract. Bone broth packaging matters too. Most bone broth companies aren't USDA approved and require their bone broth to be frozen. This makes shipping a hassle (not to mention expensive!) makes the bone broth hard to store, and requires the heavy addition of preservatives, nasty additives and extra sodium or worse yet, packaging that is chock full of pathogens and germs. But this kind of information flies under the radar, so in today's podcast, my guest Justin Mares and I pull back the curtain on all things bone broth. Justin is the founder of Kettle & Fire bone broth, the first ever fresh, never frozen organic bone broth company, and during our discussion, you'll discover: -Why bone broth is supposed to form a gelatin when it's in your fridge, and why you shouldn't eat it if it doesn't "gel"...[9:52] -Whether there's any actual research on bone broth, or just on the individual components of it, like glycine or glucosamine or collagen...[14:50] -Which is the best type of broth: cow, chicken or fish...[22:37] -What the best kind of bones are for bone broth...[29:45] -The difference between red-cell marrow and white-cell marrow, and which you should consume...[31:45] -Why Kettle & Fire adds to their bone broth 100% grass-fed cows, organic carrots, organic celery, organic onions, organic bay leaves, organic apple cider vinegar, and reverse osmosis purified water...[34:10] -The best temperature for bone broth to keep nutrients from degrading...[36:50] -How can you actually get a packaged and shipped bone broth sent to your house without having a bunch of preservatives and artificial crap in it...[39:18] -Why you should stay far away from any grocery store bone broths...[43:00] -How bone broth can be used to lose weight, stay in ketosis, heal a leaky gut, fix constipation, and much more...[46:55] Resources from this episode: -Kettle & Fire Bone Broth (that link gets you $10 off any order, and additional discounts if you add more bone broth cartons to your cart). -The study Justin mentioned about glycine attenuating the insulin spike that comes with glucose ingestion. -Ben's bark tea recipe Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Justin or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
57:54 11/26/2016
Two months ago, I laid in a long, metal tube in a London hospital, staring at the blank white walls around me as the entire room buzzed and hummed with the sounds of high-tech analysis. I was getting a "Magnetic Resonance Imaging" procedure done - also known as an "MRI". But this was no typical MRI. I wasn't injured and I wasn't sick: I was simply immersed in a brand new form of cutting-edge image analysis - an ultra-fast MRI scan to deliver precise quantification of fat and muscle tissue within hours - designed to give me a complete analysis of the entire structure of my body and brain - from extremely accurate body fat percentage and body fat distribution of visceral and subcutaneous fat, to the nitty-gritty details of everything from lean muscle and the brain, and beyond. In today's podcast, I'm going to take a deep dive into how you can do this type of advanced analysis of your body's structure, the future of MRI testing for performance, longevity and aesthetics, and much more - including a very special appearance by Dr. Jack Kruse on how MRI's can be used to analyze something called the "redox potential" of the human body. My first guest in this episode is Marcus Foster. Marcus spent most of his career as a Product Manager for technology companies, including 8 years at Google. In November 2011, he was involved in a serious cycling accident, breaking four ribs and his collarbone. He started playing around with 3D volume renderings of the CT scan that was done of his thorax as a result of the accident. He was blown away by how beautiful the human body looks on the inside. A year later he got knocked off his bike again, this time breaking his wrist, leading to another CT scan. The next year he was diagnosed with a tumor in his head and had to have a series of MRI scans. While he was gradually collecting imagery of different parts of his body, it seemed difficult to scale this model. In 2014, Marcus left Google and started Klarismo with the goal of making medical imaging more accessible to consumers as a means to explore and understand their own bodies. My second guest in this episode, Dr. Jack Kruse, is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse's research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog, JackKruse.com, gets over 250,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa). During our discussion, you'll discover: -The series of horrific cycling accidents and eventually a tumor that led Marcus to delve into the fascinating world of CT scanning and MRI scanning...[10:45] -The little-known medical condition that can lead to low testosterone in men, and how you can find out if you have it...[18:20] -How something called a "Klarismo" scan is different than any other form of MRI...[24:12] -Whether MRI's are dangerous at all, especially in terms of radiation or exposure to "dirty electricity"...[25:30] -How you can find out the size of your brain, and the link between that and intelligence...[35:00] -What you can actually do with data that shows your precise fat and muscle distribution...[38:07] -The future of MRI testing, and how you can actually determine the positive and negative charges within tissue...[45:00] -What exactly "redox potential" is and what an MRI can tell you about your body's redox potential...[58:10] -Why Jack Kruse thinks Ben's tattoos have deleteriously affected his redox potential...[71:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Prolactinoma (benign tumor that can cause low testosterone in men) -The "Dixon" MRI method -MRI vs. CAT scan -Dr. Jack Kruse's articles on "Biohacking Your MRI" and "Fixing Your Redox" -The Niox Mino device that Jack mentions for measuring nitric oxide -My intranasal light therapy podcast -Click here to download Ben's complete raw data from his own Klarismo scan. There are several free tools you can use to view this raw data (DICOM files): -For Mac users: Horos -For Windows users: RadiAnt -For Linux users: RadiAnt, also check out this video. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Marcus or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:50:14 11/23/2016
My guest on today's podcast believes there's a big problem in the field of nootropics, smart drugs and cognitive enhancement: namely that the entire movement has followed some pretty extreme reductionist tendencies. When it comes to popping pills and using biohacks and self-quantification to make your body and brain smarter, research has indeed proliferated. There is a dizzying plethora of scientific findings focused on individual neurotransmitters, mechanisms, parts of the neurotransmission cycle, cell walls, receptor sites, brain/blood flow, and hundreds of other isolated variables. In other words, there are lots of parts and plenty of "findings" and "mechanisms." But to date, there exists no prevailing meta-theory of the complex interactions that make up the whole of cognitive enhancement. Many various disconnected insights have so far fallen short of addressing the complex dynamics of all the interacting parts. For this reason, most nootropic, smart drug and brain biohacking products are developed to narrowly optimize one aspect of cognitive capability, only to have unexpected drawbacks, deleterious side effects and impacts on other areas. By performing a principled meta-analysis and synthesis of existing research, we can better understand the complex dynamics and emergent homeostatic relationships within the brain and from these kinds of insights we can yield a truly advanced complex meta-theory of cognitive enhancement. Daniel Schmachtenberger, my guest on this podcast, wants to do just this. Daniel began seriously studying health and neurology when he became afflicted with neurological and autoimmune illnesses that had no known solutions in either allopathic or complementary medicine. The insights that lead to his healing came from developing a new model for understanding physiology and pathology, which he then applied to helping many people address various forms of complex illness and optimize their capabilities beyond their previous healthy baselines. Daniel was the academic dean for a college of mind-body medicine and has consulted for many cutting edge integrative doctors and medical clinics to help find novel solutions for complex cases. He created and ran a cutting edge think tank developing complex systems solutions for environmental and social issues, and has directed a transdisciplinary group of scholars on a philosophy of mind project addressing core questions of mind / brain interface and developed what he calls "an axiomatic reformulation for the epistemology of neuroscience". He has a significant background with and love for psychedelics, nootropics, meditation, depth psychology, and all effective tools for evolving states and stages of consciousness and evolving the human experience. Daniel focuses in bringing together the best scientific research on each individual mechanism and pathway supporting cognitive development, and integrating them into a whole systems view, a complex framework of integrative neuroscience and one of the most comprehensive nootropic stacks ever made called "Qualia". During our discussion, you'll discover: -What a "dream nootropic" would look like if it were to target every single component of cognitive enhancement...[16:55 & 68:45] -How nootropics can go beyond an acute effect and actually chronically change your brain structure or "wiring", including neuron and synapse development, increased mitochondrial ATP, healthier cell structures and increased neural complexity...[21:00 & 49:30] -How you can actually induce the creation of new brain stem cells to heal things like traumatic brain injury, excitotoxicity and oxidative damage to the brain...[24:54] -Two easy ways to test how your central nervous system and memory recall is responding to certain compounds you consume...[27:45] -My personal experience with the "God pill" that Daniel developed...[42:45] -What makes something a "nootropic" compound vs. just a nutrient or a vitamin or a smart drug...[47:00 & 59:35] -The little-known substance know as the "love drug" that can increase euphoria and empathy...[50:18] -A compound that can be bound to caffeine to cause caffeine to last longer without a crash...[52:20] -The little-known effects a nootropic can have that you may not know about, such as decreased tendency to procrastinate, increased stress resilience, lucid dreaming, and beyond...[55:20 ] -How Vitamin D delivered in a form called "Microencapsulated Cholecalciferol" can act on specific brain targets...[61:25] -Which form of magnesium is best for neural targeting...[74:55] -Why it's absolutely crucial that you include something called "choline donors" when you consume a nootropic...[78:00] -The actual clinical research behind the Qualia formulation that Daniel helped to develop, and why it must be taken as a 1-2 combo...[82:25] -Whether this stuff safe to take if you compete in sports sanctioned by organization such as WADA, USADA, the Olympics, etc...[86:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Qualia Nootropic Supplement (use code 'BEN15' for 15% off any single purchase or code 'BEN15r' for 15% off any monthly subscription - and note that the subscriptions are already discounted 20%, so you get an additional 15% off if you spring for the subscription option!) -NeuroStem stem cell drugs -The Vielight Neuro device -The Muse meditation headband Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Daniel or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:38:35 11/19/2016
It's no secret that I am obsessed with heat therapy, infrared sauna, heat shock proteins, infrared and just about anything that has to do with sitting in a sauna... For example, in the article "Ben Greenfield's Sauna Workout (The Exact Sauna Workout I Do Every Morning)", I describe my elaborate morning routine that I perform each day in my sauna. In "Ten Scientifically Proven Reasons I Am Addicted To A Daily Sauna", I delve into the nitty-gritty science behind sauna use for everything from increasing growth hormone to maintaining muscle to enhancing skin health and more. Then, in "Three Ways To Biohack A Sauna For More Heat, A Better Detox & Enhanced Fitness", I show you how I biohacked my own home sauna to maximize the effects of daily sauna. My first guest in today's podcast, Dr. Raleigh Duncan, is a Chiropractor who recognized the health benefits of infrared saunas early on when he was using them with excellent results with his patients. In 1996, he decided to dedicate his efforts to designing, manufacturing and distributing infrared saunas, as a way to help people heal and live healthier lives. Dr. Duncan is recognized as an early pioneer in the infrared sauna industry and has numerous patents and patents pending for his unique sauna technologies. Prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Duncan spent 20 years as a manufacturing consultant. He's actively involved in the day-to-day operations of Sauna Works and Clearlight Saunas and he's always discovering better ways to heal the human body through the power of infrared. Andy Kaps is also on this show. He is the President / COO of Sauna Works, and has spent the last 25 years building and implementing management systems, networking and Internet systems to streamline businesses. Andy joined the Sauna Works team in 2004 and has worked closely with Raleigh to develop the new technologies and innovations used in Clearlight Saunas. Together Raleigh and Andy have collaborated to take the infrared sauna to new heights of functionality and therapeutic value. Some of their firsts include combining carbon and ceramic into one ultra-powerful hybrid infrared heater, eliminating EMF and ELF exposure in the sauna, utilizing powerful 500 watt Full Spectrum heaters, and creating the world's 1st full spectrum yoga sauna. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How to cut through the confusion between near-infrared, mid-infrared and far-infrared...[11:20 & 17:55] -Why your body produces infrared wavelengths...[14:45 & 16:05] -How you can "lower EMF" in a sauna, and what happens to your body if you don't do that...[20:55 & 23:00] -Why you keep sweating for a long time after you get out of an infrared sauna...[26:48] -Two easy ways to accelerate the detoxification effect that occurs in a sauna...[35:30] -How you can use a sauna to maintain muscle mass...[43:50] -How the use of a sauna can increase heart rate variability (HRV)...[46:40] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -For more information on getting yourself a Clearlight sauna, call 800.317.5070 or go to HealwithHeat.com. Use discount code "BEN" to get $450 off the regular Clearlight sauna prices for any sauna and a "Gift with Purchase" of a very cool ergonomic backrest. -Ben Greenfield's Sauna Workout (The Exact Sauna Workout I Do Every Morning) -Ten Scientifically Proven Reasons I Am Addicted To A Daily Sauna. -Three Ways To Biohack A Sauna For More Heat, A Better Detox & Enhanced Fitness -Infrared turkey fryer -The YoungLiving Essential Oils Ben uses in his sauna (try the blend "Clarity"!) -The BenGreenfieldFitness Clearlight Sauna giveaway -Niasafe by Thorne as a non-flushing form of niacin -The Trace Liquid Minerals Ben uses in a sauna Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Raleigh, Andy or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:03:27 11/16/2016
Matt Gallant is an entrepreneur, a poker champion, an ex-rock guitarist, a strength and conditioning coach with a degree in kinesiology, the CEO of a company called BiOptimizers, and a guy who send me e-mails like this: "Subject line: probiotic enema Break open a handful of capsules and ferment in coconut water...reaches peak power around 4-5 hours of fermentation. However you live in a cooler climate so it might take longer. You can drink it, and if it's still sweet then you can go longer. When it starts to become a bit acidic, that's when it is at it's peak. For enema, retention time should be 15-20 minutes. I like doing the Batman enema. I'll go upside down with the Om Swing so it really works it's way down. I tend to do this after two days of fasting so it really takes care of old bad bacteria..." As you can imagine, this dude thinks outside the box when it comes to nutrition and health. He is also joined on today's podcast by , a natural bodybuilder, vegetarian and low-protein diet advocate. Wade is a 3-time All Natural Bodybuilding Champion, advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, director of Education at BiOptimizers Nutrition and a vegetarian for over 13 years. He is also the author of several books including the best-selling books "Staying Alive in a Toxic World". During our discussion, you'll discover: -The reason Matt does probiotic and digestive enzyme enemas...[9:25] -The full-head laser light therapy treatment Matt does on his body each morning...[14:40] -What you need to look for if you are going to use an ionizing water plate to alkalinize your water...[16:30] -The method Wade uses to breathe in 10 kilograms of oxygen each morning...[22:20] -Why Wade consumes Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) each morning...[25:15] -How Wade maintains and builds muscle on a low-protein, vegetarian diet...[32:40] -Why can't your body just digest food all on it's own without an enzyme...[37:00] -The 13 different types of digestive enzymes, and how to know when you should take which...[45:20] -A muscle-building hack you can use by breaking open digestive enzymes and probiotics and adding them to a shake or smoothie...[50:20] -Why BiOptimizers only has one single strain in their probiotic formula...[53:50] -What happens if you take digestive enzymes on an empty stomach...[57:50] -How to use digestive enzymes combined with salt as a potent meat tenderizer...[63:25] -The groundbreaking enzyme study that showed hematoma recovery to go from 15.6 days to 6.6 days, swelling from 10 days to 4 days, restriction of movement from 12.6 days to 5 days, inflammation from 10.5 days to 3.8 days and unfit for training status from 10.2 days to 4.2 days...[64:45] -The biggest mistakes most people make when using digestive enzymes...[68:00] -Whether you should take digestive enzymes before, during or after a meal...[71:55] -Matt's step-by-step protocol for giving yourself a highly effective probiotic enema...[74:15] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Bioptimizers website where you can find Matt and Wade's probiotic and MassZymes P3-OM digestive enzyme blends <--click for discount -OmSwing Yoga swing -The Power Of When podcast about Wolves, Dolphins, Lions and Bears -Vielight Neuro (10% discount code is "GREENFIELD") -Kangen water machine for alkanizing and structuring water -Website with study: "Double-Blind Clinical Study Using Certain Proteolytic Enzymes Mixtures In Karate Fighters" -Website with study: "Therapy Of Ankles Join Distortions With Hydrolytic Enzymes; Results Of Double-Blind Clinical Trials" -Traumatic Injury In Athletes paper -Website with study: Enzyme Therapy And Sports Injuries Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Matt or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:22:09 11/12/2016
November 9, 2016 Podcast: 362: Donald Trump's Exercise Routine, Altitude Vs. Heat Training, Can Kids Take Smart Drugs, Can Ketosis Cause Muscle Damage & More. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: A genetics-based algorithm for personalizing your set and rep scheme for weight training. Cool. Holy. Wow. On the effects of altitude training vs. heat on physical performance. SUPER interesting and practical takeaways if you like sauna. WEIRD: Study Finds That Athletes Perform Better When Reminded of Their Impending Death. I love these practical nutrient optimizing tips from @mark_sisson. 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Click here to enter. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Nov 11-14, 2016: Ben is speaking at this year's Weston A. Price Wise Traditions on real food to enhance physical and mental performance. If you're an athlete, this is the talk for you! Click here to sign up Dec 2-4, 2016: Unbeatable Mind Retreat. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to hang out with Navy Seals and Ben at the annual Unbeatable Mind Retreat in Carlsbad, California. Click here to register. Get the resources to Ben's 2015 Unbeatable Mind presentation here. Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Craig Dinkel? It was a must-listen - "Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Arfentinian LIver Anydrate & Much More". Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. Can Kids Take Smart Drugs? Jens says: He's from the Netherlands, and he's wondering what the best supplements are for kids to get their max performance at school? In my response, I recommend: -L-Theanine by Thorne -Fish Oil -Magnesium (e.g. Kid's Calm Liquid Multi) -Neurohacker Collective Qualia (use code BEN15 to save 15% or BEN15r to save 15% on recurring) Can Ketosis Cause Muscle Damage? Dave says: He's 4 weeks into ketosis and 5 weeks out from his first marathon. He did a 24k run yesterday and afterwards he had pale brown urine and he was advised to go to emergency where they told him he has rhabdomyolysis because his body could no longer burn fat and that it started to break down his muscles because he had no carbs on board. His question is, is that possible? Why would his body stop burning fat because of a lack of carbs? They recommended he take some carbs before a long run, which sounds like carb loading, and he's concerned if he does that before the marathon, once they are gone, his body won't be fat adapted and he'll be in worse trouble than when he started. Can you clarify? In my response, I recommend: -My How To Get Into Ketosis article Can Infrared Saunas Lower Sperm Count? Jay says: He appreciates your bad-assery and appreciates you putting it on your podcast. He has some questions about sauna. He bought a sauna a while back and didn't think about EMFs - does this mean he needs to get rid of it and get a new one? And do you know anything about sitting on an ice pack while sitting in a sauna, just so the 'gentlemen's' boys don't get too hot. In my response, I recommend: -My biohacked sauna how-to article 23andMe vs. DNAFit Polly says: Polly is from Columbus Ohio, she started listening 4-5 months ago and got interested in biohacking thanks to you. She's interested in getting her DNA tested because she thinks she'll find out a lot to optimize her well being, but she's not sure about the difference between 23andMe, DNAFit and the other programs, like Promethease. She has read your blogs but she's still confused, can you help her out? In my response, I recommend: -23andme -23andyou -DNAFit Services that provide analysis of Raw23andMe data Some of these pages are actually more or less replacing the old reports of 23andMe with health risks, some are ancestry related. Page exclusively written about this post topic - 23andYou - repository of many tools dedicated to extracting information from your data by 23andMe Promethease - a literature retrieval system that builds a personal DNA report based on connecting a file of DNA genotypes to the scientific findings cited in SNPedia, analysis cost $5-10. Decodify.me - is run by Joe from selfhacked.com and is in beta-release for biohackers Genetic Genie - provides some methylation and detox reports (for me, at least for now, detox is just kind of buzzword with no exact meaning) FamilyTreeDNA - family finder thing DNA.land - geneticists from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center that will use your data for research and provide you some report and /or find some relatives of you Livewello - costs about $20, reports for 600,000 SNPs, AND attach 12 resources for generating reports DNAFit - reports from 23andMe data about fitness and diet Servies that can help you with SNPs analyzed SNPedia - kind of a wiki pages of many SNPs analyzed by 23andMe PubMed - I use it as a newspaper dbSNP - repository not only for human species' SNPs Ensembl Gene Cards Genetic Home Reference - consumer-friendly information about human genetics from the National Library of Medicine MalaCards - an integrated database of human maladies and their annotations, modeled on the architecture of GeneCards database of human genes OMIM - an online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders Sterling's App - I don't know much about this, but could be usefull for findings about methylation, costs $10-30. WikiGenes ..and of course SciHub and LibGen could be usefull too. Or just any good library. Other interesting services GEDmatch - tools for DNA and Genealogy Research Ancestry.com Geni.com - service for creating your own family tree (I got to this while searching in 23andMe database of user's names that could be related to me)
01:32:00 11/9/2016
I first met today's podcast guest when he sent me a bottle of strange pills in the mail. Normally, I would toss such a bottle into my pantry or garage with all the other random powders, oils, capsules, pills, lotions and creams that often show up at my house... ...but this bottle intrigued me. Along with echinacea and beet root extract, the bottle contained a bunch of other stuff I'd never heard of. Stuff like "Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae". "Defatted, Vegan, Grass Fed Argentinian Liver Anhydrate". A version of Cordyceps with the name "Sinesis". So I called the guy who sent it to me and asked him what it was for. It turns out that he, and this bottle, are far from normal. His name is Craig Dinkel, and on today's podcast, you'll discover: -How Craig went from almost drowning in the pool to being one of the fastest swimmers in the world... [8:30] -How Craig cut 7 seconds off his 100-meter time while swimming in highschool...[14:40] -Why Craig took bee pollen and royal jelly while training for the Olympic swim team...[22:20] -The fitness strategies Craig used to train the celebrity musicians he worked with...[25:45] -The training Craig used to switch from swim performance to mountaineering...[49:00] -How echinacea can increase red blood cell count just as much as the illegal performance-enhancing drug EPO...[69:26] -The fascinating new research on the ability of beet extract to turn white storage fat into calorie-burning brown fat...[68:30] -How high amounts of desiccated liver increased time-to-exhaustion in the lab by over 750%...[71:42] -The rare fungal extract from larvae that can cause your body to produce ATP, even in the absence of calories...[67:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The beet juice/brown fat study Ben mentions -Into Thin Air" book -Thorne Niasafe -BioTropic Blood Oxygenating supplement (use code ben to get 20% discount and free shipping) Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:19:39 11/5/2016
I first introduced you to Dr. Thomas Cowan in the podcast episode released a few weeks ago entitled "How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables, Why A Plant Is Like An Upside-Down Human, Little-Known Superfood Plants & More!" In that episode, you learn how when Dr. Cowan was a 20-year-old Duke grad-student, bright, skeptical, and already disillusioned with industrial capitalism - he joined the Peace Corps in the mid-1970s for a two-year tour in Swaziland. There, he encountered the work of Rudolf Steiner and Weston A. Price - two men whose ideas would fascinate and challenge him for decades to come. Both drawn to the art of healing and repelled by the way medicine was?and continues to be?practiced in the United States, Cowan returned from Swaziland, went to medical school, and established a practice in New Hampshire and, later, San Francisco. For years, as he raised his three children, suffered the setback of divorce, and struggled with what we didn't really talk much about in that previous podcast: a heart condition. He was intrigued by the work of Price and Steiner and, in particular, with Steiner's provocative claim that the heart is not a pump. Determined to practice medicine in a way that promoted healing rather than compounded ailments, Cowan dedicated himself to understanding whether Steiner's claim could possibly be true. And if Steiner was correct, what, then, is the heart? What is its true role in the human body? In his new book "Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease", which is a deeply personal, rigorous, and riveting account of his own struggle with heart disease, Dr. Cowan offers up a daring claim... ...not only was Steiner correct that the heart is not a pump, but our understanding of heart disease - with its origins in the blood vessels - is completely wrong. And this gross misunderstanding, with its attendant medications and risky surgeries, is the reason heart disease remains the most common cause of death worldwide. In today's episode, Dr. Cowan presents a new way of understanding the body's most central organ. He offers a new look at what it means to be human and how we can best care for ourselves?and one another. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The strange root vegetable (which you probably haven't heard of) that Dr. Cowan had for breakfast before our interview...[7:56] -Dr. Cowan's own heart struggles that caused him to have a heartbeat of over 200 beats per minute while playing basketball...[9:20] -Why it is physically impossible for the heart to be able to pump blood through the body in the way that you (and your doctor) have learned...[13:25 & 15:25] -How the way that blood flows through your body is actually quite similar to the way that water flows through a giant, tall tree...[28:45] -What a "chestahedron" shape is, why is the exact shape of your heart, and how it creates a very unique vortex inside your chest....[40:35] -How I personally structure my family's water in a way extremely similar to the way that the heart structures and "spirals" your blood...[42:30] -Why most doctors don't know about this concept of the heart not being a pump...[45:50] -Why coronary angiograms, bypass surgery and stents don't work...[54:00] -A strange Brazilian plant molecule called "Gstrophanthin" and why Dr. Cowan talks about it in the book...[66:50] -How to use fats, oils, vitamin K, parasympathetic nervous system activators and compression therapy to drastically lower your risk of a heart attack...[70:15] -The single biggest key to preventing heart disease...[76:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease -My interview on structured water "Is All Water The Same" with Dr. Gerald Pollack -The whole house structured water filter Ben uses to create a "vortex" for his drinking water -The NatureBeat heart rate variability system Ben uses every morning to measure his nervous system -The Strophansus extract / ouabain Dr. Cowan mentions -Organic emu oil -Vitamin D/K2 blend -The Normatec recovery compression boots that Ben wears Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Cowan or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:25:18 11/2/2016
At last year's Biohackers' Summit in London, I met an intriguing 65 year old man named Veli-Jussi Jalkanen. T his guy goes by the nickname "Vessi", and he is one of the most physically talented older men I've ever met in my life. He competes in several sports on a national and competitive level, including shooting, military 3-skill sport, diving and sprinting. He also rides horses, plays tennis both left-handed and right-handed, swims, skis, skin-dives, walks extremely long distances and swing dances. The guy can crank out 25 pullups, speaks multiple languages, owns several multinational corporations and looks like he's about 40 years old. Velli's primary business is the Finnish company "Salli Systems" which develops ergonomically friendly furniture based on some very unique sitting concepts, like his "Salli Saddle Chair" (a unique seat modeled after horse-riding techniques) and electrically adjustable tables with elbow and wrist support. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Vessi only spends about 10% of his day in a standing position, and what he does the rest of the time...[7:45] -How a desk can automatically detect whether you're typing or reading...[8:50] -How a saddle chair allows you to sit but "fools" your body into thinking you are standing...[10:50] -Why clothing is an unfriendly nuisance to your body (and the sitting-friendly clothing that Vessi uses)...[16:30] -How Vessi gets away with not wearing underwear all day long...[18:45] -Why you really don't need a backrest behind your chair...[23:10] -How Vessi taught himself how to play tennis with both his right and left hand...[27:20] -The 6 toys that Vessi keeps in his office to stay fit...[35:30] -Why Velli eats so many berries, and only one specific type of grain...[43:00] -How Vessi healed himself of osteoarthritis...[50:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Salli's website BackDesigns.com (use code BGF2016) -The November 18 Biohackers' Summit in Helsinki, Finland (use 10% discount code BEN) -The Luxe Bidet Ben uses -The JOOVV light Ben now uses to "shine on his balls" for testosterone -The MOGO Upright stool Ben mentions -The JABRA 930 headset Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Veli or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:03:46 10/29/2016
October 26, 2016 Podcast: 361: 12 Futuristic Inventions That Could Save Your Life, The Best Way To Purify Your Water, How To Fight Food Cravings & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: Better sex, anti-aging and the Fountain Of Youth...with...Rosemary? 12 futuristic products that might change your life: (what's cooler, the @Ouraring or a glamping toilet?). Glycerol got banned by WADA years ago for "hyperhydration"...but this legal, cheap trick works even better. (here are the sodium chloride tablets Ben mentions) This just in: ibuprofen kills your heart. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat and Google+. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -KimeraKoffee.com - use code BEN for 10% discount! (check out the article with Dr. Chopra on why you should drink coffee here) -Nuts.com - enter code FITNESS for 4 free samples with any order! -Onnit.com/bengreenfield - get 5% off all fitness gear and 10% off all supplements! -Clearlight is GIVING away a sauna to Ben Greenfield Fitness Fans. Click here to enter. -Going to the Tough Mudder in Vegas? Come hang out with Ben at this Meetup! Click here to register. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Nov 11-14, 2016: Ben is speaking at this year's Weston A. Price Wise Traditions on real food to enhance physical and mental performance. If you're an athlete, this is the talk for you! Click here to sign up. Dec 2-4, 2016: Unbeatable Mind Retreat. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to hang out with Navy Seals and Ben at the annual Unbeatable Mind Retreat in Carlsbad, California. Click here to register. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Peter Shankman? It was a must-listen - "Why ADD and ADHD Are Good For You, (And Supplements, Foods, And Lifestyles to Help With ADD and ADHD) ". Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. The Best Way To Purify Your Water Karissa says: Karissa has a question about your home water purification system - she wants to know what brand it is and what type you use? She loves the show and thank you so much for all the hard work you put into it! In my response, I recommend: -How To Detox Your Home article -Home water test kit -Public water supply reports from the EPA -State certified laboratories for drinking water from the EPA -Structured Water Filter: Hydro Energiser Whole House Structured Water Unit -Aquatru countertop filtration (you can get a $100 discount by using code "$100".) Natural Fixes For Adult ADD & Autism James says: He wants to know if you have ever heard about the brain balance centers? While they are mostly geared towards children, he's wondering if there's an application for this sort of training for adults? The center is based on the work of Dr. Robert Mololo and his book "Disconnected Kids - The Ground Breaking Brain Balance Program For Children With Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia And Other Neurological Disorders." -Book: Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia -Book: The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be -My podcast with Peter Shankman on why ADD may be good -Z-Health podcast How Diatomaceous Earth Works AJ says: She was wondering if you have opinion or experience with Diatomaceous Earth. She's taking it for intestinal parasites and wondering if it has any research behind it, or if you have experimented with it Ben, because she knows you've had intestinal parasites before, or if there are any other benefits? In my response, I recommend: -Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth on Amazon -NatureCleanse How To Fight Food Cravings Tobey says: He's from Seattle and he's a firefighter. He's pretty good about fighting cravings on a normal day when he gets enough sleep, but after working a 24-28 hour shift, his willpower isn't very good, he's more hungry and he struggles to workout. Being in shape is important to the job, for injury prevention, and potentially for his life. Do you have any recommendations, biohacks, supplements, or nutritional facts to help him recover faster, fight those cravings and get a good workout in the next day? In my response, I recommend: -Dark chocolate stevia -Good glass bottle sparkling water -Natural gum -Miracle Noodles -Mucuna Dopa extract -Dopamine Brainfood -Ketones -Electrostimulation (and other ways to maintain muscle when you can't workout) -Hot Cold Contrast -Kundalini Yoga
01:33:43 10/26/2016
Your blood is a river. Food shouldn't drain your energy, period. Your adrenal glands need to be stressed strategically. Eating less can give you more energy if you do it the right way. Anything that clutters your head strips you of energy and productivity. Movement is life, excess healing and repair inhibits that movement, and stagnation (AKA rigor mortis) is death. Increasing energy is synonymous with increasing fertility, health and longevity, so if you decode an energy increase, the effects are exponential. These are just bits and pieces of Yuri Elkaim's "7 Commandments of Energy" found in his All-Day Energy Book, and in today's podcast we take a deep dive into the commandments that Yuri claims can double your energy in seven days. Yuri is a nutrition, fitness, and fat loss expert and the NYT bestselling author of The All Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet. He is a former pro soccer player turned health crusader, and he's most famous for helping people who've tried everything to lose weight and get in great shape, with little success, finally achieve breakthrough results. He is on a mission to empower 10 million people to greater health by 2018 by making fit and healthy simple again. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why all Yuri's hair and eyebrows fell out...[9:00] -The little-known foods or lifestyle practices most notorious for limiting oxygen carrying capacity of blood...[17:50] -Why chlorella and Vitamin B12 match the structure of your blood's hemoglobin...[12:12] -Why it's a myth that your diet can't change your blood pH, and the specific foods that will make your body more acidic...[26:55] -The simple protocol that allows you to determine exactly how much hydrochloric acid you need to take prior to a meal to assist with digestion...[52:30] -How you can easily test your adrenals at home with two dollar flashlight...[66:40] -The surprising billions of probiotics you should really be including in your diet...[69:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The All Day Energy Diet -The All Day Energy Cookbook (free + S&H) - BenGreenfieldFitness.com/freecookbook -Betaine HCl digestive enzyme Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Yuri or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:22:30 10/22/2016
September 28, 2016 Podcast: 360: What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health, How To Heal Tendons & Ligaments Faster, Natural Ways To Decrease Cortisol & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. The mini trampoline workout is better than running, biking and ultimate Frisbee, a new study finds. Wow...probably one of the better articles I've read lately on proven nutrition strategies to decrease cortisol. Here's another reason I've been investigating how/why one could/should supplement with oxytocin. Wow - yet another reason to turn the water to cold when you are showering...this is cool (ha). My kids do NOT go to nature school but I love this concept (and do this often with then after "regular" school). ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FourSigmatic Mushroom Extracts - use code "bengreenfield" for 15% off -Indochino - you get any premium Indochino suit for just $389 when entering code FITNESS at checkout. Plus, shipping is FREE and your satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. -Camel Milk - use code BEN20 for 20% off! -Clearlight is GIVING away a sauna to Ben Greenfield Fitness Fans. Click here to enter. - Going to the Tough Mudder in Vegas? Come hang out with Ben at this Meetup! Click here t0 register. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Nov 11-14, 2016: Ben is speaking at this year's Weston A. Price Wise Traditions on real food to enhance physical and mental performance. If you're an athlete, this is the talk for you! Click here to sign up. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Peter Shankman? It was a must-listen - "Why ADD and ADHD Are Good For You, (And Supplements, Foods, And Lifestyles to Help With ADD and ADHD) ". Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health Annie says: Annie has a question about poop. She's noticed that some foods come out the same way they look going in. Corn, quinoa, nuts, raw carrots and beans are some of the perpetrators. She recently made a big batch of KIN-I-OA, which is similar to Quinoa, and she lost her appetite just looking at it. So she was wondering what it means when she can see pieces of food in her poop? Are they being digested, is she absorbing their nutrients? If not, is it worth even eating them? And is there anything she can do to make them more bioavailable? Like eating nut butters over whole nuts? In my response, I recommend: -3 Day Gut Panel -Soak Time Chart -Digestive Enzymes How To Heal Tendons & Ligaments Faster Yoddy says: He's undergoing major ligament and tissue surgery his wrist at the end of the month for a congenital hand problem. His recovery time is 2-3 weeks for skin, 4-6 weeks for ligament and tissue, 6 weeks in a splint, and 10 weeks of physio. A couple of weeks ago you sent him an article on Twitter that was skewed toward healing bones and joints. What would you do in order to maximize recovery and healing of tissue and ligaments? -My article on TB-500 -My article on BPC-157 -My podcast on stem cells strategies Float Tanks vs. Epsom Salt Baths Miguel says: Miguel is from Texas and he's wondering what your opinion is on float tanks and float therapy. He loves taking magnesium baths an he's curious if there's much difference between magnesium baths and float therapy. And finally, what are pros and cons in regards of increased brain chemicals, stress relief and recovery. Where does float therapy stack up compared to other relaxation modalities? In my response, I recommend: -Magnetic Clay Magnesium Salts/Topical Magnesium How To Get Your Cycle Back After Being On The Pill Becka says: She's a 25 year old endurance runner and long time fan of the show. She has a question about preparing for pregnancy as her husband and her are looking to start a family soon. After 10 years of being on birth control, she's finally ready to get off the pill. Do you have any recommendations for how to get her cycle to restart naturally? She's also wondering what prenatal vitamins you recommend that won't break the bank? Also, should she scale back on exercise while she's trying to conceive? She listened to the last podcast with tips on how to increase fertility in men, but can you do the same for women? Do you have any other suggestions on how she can best increase her chances of getting pregnant? In my response, I recommend: -Thorne Prenatal -Probiotic -Topical Magnesium -Code Red ----------------------------------------------------- Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!
01:35:18 10/19/2016
Peter Shankman, my guest in this podcast, truly believes that ADD and ADHD are good for you. He believes they're not just good for you, but that they can be keys to success. He hosts the website Faster Than Normal, a blog that focuses on the benefits of having ADD/HD and a podcast that interviews CEOs, celebrities, and other successful people who have ADD/HD, and have turned it to their advantage. For several years, Peter has been public about the fact that he's ADD/HD, and that he blames ADHD for most of his success. He's best known for founding Help A Reporter Out (HARO) and as the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc. a boutique social media, marketing and customer service strategy firm located in New York City. Peter spends the majority of his time on the road, keynoting corporate events for clients including AmericanExpress, Sheraton, Saudi Aramco, Cisco, SAP, Sprint, The US Department of Defense, Walt Disney World and many more. In his little spare time he is a NASA Advisory Board member, angel investor in multiple start-ups, sub-4 marathon runner, Ironman and B-licensed skydiver. A tweet of his was voted one of the top 10 Tweets of 2011 by ABC News and Twitter. He also recently authored the bestselling book Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans. He lives in New York City with his beautiful wife and daughter, and two psychotic cats. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Peter thinks that ADD and ADHD are good for you...[7:30] -How do you know if you have ADD or ADHD or if you're just a "busy" person...[16:20] -The best book to read if you have ADD or ADHD...[16:46] -Famous people who have ADD and ADHD (you'll be surprised), including Ben Franklin, Seth Godin and more...[18:17] -Whether ADD and ADHD is an actual condition, or just an overdiagnosis for people who are busy and get stuff done...[21:35] -Peter's three top easy and simple ways to "fast reboot" an ADHD brain...[30:14] -Specific supplements that can help with ADD or ADHD...[38:27] -How to eliminate decision-making fatigue and keep too many choices from "paralyzing" you...[41:40] -What are the most important things you can do if you live with someone who has ADHD...[45:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Dopamine Brain Food by NaturalStacks -Book: Delivered From Distraction -My original interview with Peter: Top Fitness Productivity Tips From Peter Shankman AND A Massive Fitness & Nutrition Q&A Bonus! Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Peter or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
53:02 10/15/2016
Born without genetic gifts, my podcast guest today was once a weak and scrawny young man, who set out on a quest for the best body and brain secrets in his pursuit of super strength, mind power and radiant health. Nowadays, he's known for his famous feats of pulling an 8,800 lb. firetruck by his hair, juggling flaming kettlebells, supporting half a ton in the wrestler's bridge and more. He is the author of many books, a coach and a public speaker, and you can access all the goodness he how produces on his website "Lost Empire Herbs". His name is Logan Christopher. And yes, I am serious - as a performing strongman, Logan has pulled an antique fire truck by his hair, juggled kettlebells that have been lit on fire, done weighted back flips, supported half a ton in a wrestler's bridge position, and many of the more typical old-time strongmen feats like phonebook tearing and nail bending. In today's podcast, we delve into neurolinguistic programming, hypnotism, energy medicine, psychology, herbalism and beyond, and during our discussion, you'll discover: -What Logan discovered when he traveled to the Amazon jungle to spend time with indigenous people for two weeks...[4:50] -The tea that Logan drank every morning while in the jungle to induce vomiting each morning...[6:23] -How you can recall and interpret dreams more effectively...[8:35] -How Logan went from being a weak and scrawny kid to pulling 8,800 lb. firetruck by his hair...[14:00] -The little-known strength training techniques Logan learned from old-timey strongmen training routines...[15:38] -How Logan trained to juggle flaming kettlebells, and a simple trick to light a kettlebell on fire...[22:15 & 26:30] -A trick called "sub-modalities" to get instant breakthroughs in strength and power, and to do exercises you haven't been able to do before...[32:50] -The three different forms of energy in Chinese medicine, and how to tap into each...[50:28] -Why Ben puts black ant extract into his smoothies and shakes...[49:20] -How to increase your prowess in the bedroom by not ejaculating and by using "jing" based herbs...[52:05] -Why you may want to think twice about using the new "magical mushroom" formula purported to block bitter tastes...[60:10] -An herbal root that most people don't know about, but that has been used by Russian scientists and athletes for hundreds of years...[62:25] -The Chinese root that keeps women "juicy"...[65:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Dream Language: The Prophetic Power of Dreams, Revelations, and the Spirit of Wisdom -Achuar tribe of the Amazon -Guayusa herbal tea -Lost Empire Herbs (where you can get any of the herbal formulation that we discussed) -Food, Genes & Culture: Eating Right For Your Origins -The Mighty Atom: The Life and Times of Joseph L. Greenstein; Biography of a Superhuman -The Multi-Orgasmic Man Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Logan or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:14:05 10/12/2016
It's not often I read a book that is less than 100 pages long and I fold over and highlight nearly every page. But that was indeed the case when I read the book "How (& Why) To Eat More Vegetables", a book with a very simple title but a very wide range of practical plant-eating information I've never seen published elsewhere, including little-known superfood plants, why humans are like an upside down plant, how to make extremely nutritionally dense vegetable powders and much more. The book was written by the guest of this podcast: Dr. Tom Cowan. Dr. Cowan discovered the work of the two men who would have the most influence on his career while teaching gardening as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland, South Africa. He read "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" by Weston A. Price, as well as Rudolf Steiner's work on biodynamic agriculture. These events inspired him to pursue a medical degree and he graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1984. After his residency in Family Practice at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, New York, he set up an anthroposophical medical practice in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Dr. Cowan relocated to San Francisco in 2003. Dr. Cowan has served as vice president of the Physicians Association for Anthroposophical Medicine and is a founding board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation?. During his career he has studied and written about many subjects in medicine. These include nutrition, homeoathy, anthroposophical medicine and herbal medicine. He is the principal author of the book The Fourfold Path to Healing and is the co-author of The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care. He writes the "Ask the Doctor" column in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the foundation's quarterly magazine, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada. He has three children and three grandchildren and practices medicine in San Francisco, where he resides with his wife, Lynda Smith. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why a plant is like an upside-down human, carrots and roots are good for your sinus and head, leaves are good for your lungs, and flowers are good for your metabolic and reproductive systems...[15:30 & 19:12] -Why Dr. Cowan believes that vegetables are vastly misunderstood and misused by modern "healthy" diets, such as the Paleo diet...[27:45, 32:50 & 45:00] -How commonly vilified foods such as beans and grains are actually good for you and a crucial part of an ancestrally appropriate diet...[29:35] -Why you should seek out and learn to eat a special superfood vegetable called "Ashitaba"...[37:30] -The little-known plant that can lower blood sugar more powerfully than the diabetic drug Metformin...[41:50] -The fascinating tale of how the vegetable variety of "ancient Californians" compares to the vegetable variety of modern Californians today...[44:45 & 47:50] -How the container that you store a vegetable or other food in can drastically affect the energy and nutrient bioavailability of that food...[51:30 & 52:50] -Whether you should eat vegetables in their raw vs. cooked form...[56:35] -How to make vegetable powders from tomatoes that taste just like bacon...[60:35] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The 2016 Weston A. Price Foundation conference -The Fourfold Path to Healing -The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care -Nutrition and Physical Degeneration -Biodynamic wine -Anthroposophic medicine Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Cowan or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:10:50 10/8/2016
Dr. John Rusin has a lot of alphabet letters after his name. He is, after all, Dr. John Rusin, PT, DPT, CSCS, ART, FMS1-2, YBT, SFMA, FDN. So when it comes to the best and the worst of physical therapy modalities, and the most cutting-edge physical therapy and recovery techniques you can use to heal your body fast, John is a wealth of knowledge. This guy has more than a decade of elite-level training experience and advanced degrees in both exercise science and physical therapy, and his job is to develop performance, regeneration, and aesthetics programs for some of the world's best power athletes, NFL and MLB athletes, gold-medal Olympians, competitive powerlifters, and bodybuilders. In addition to his sports-performance physical-therapy practice in Madison, Wisconsin, he's also the owner of John Rusin Fitness Systems, an online fitness platform geared toward synergizing the best of high-performance training and intelligently designed physiotherapy/regeneration programming to athletes and clients across the world. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why John says he's not a "run-of-the-mill" physical therapist...[11:10] -The important difference between acupuncture and functional dry needling for healing an injury fast...[15:20] -Whether Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) - also known as "scraping" - works...[22:45] -How you can retrain your pelvis and bowel function using something called Pelvic Floor Postural Reeducation...[29:55] -If "cupping" really works, and why Dr. Rusin thinks it is much like the infamous pump from the Austin Power's movie...[38:50] -Dr. Rusin's opinions on blood flow restriction training, also known as Kaatsu...[44:55] -How Dr. Rusin created the 12-week training program called "FHTP"...[51:20] -How you can use elastic bands to get what is called "Rhythmic and Reactionary Dynamic Stability, Strength and Stabilization"...[53:00] -And much more! Resources from this show: -Dr. Rusin's Functional Hypertrophy Training Program (coupon code: "BG25" gets you $25 off of his FHT program) -This T-Nation article: The Absolute Best and Worst Therapy Methods -Chinese method of Gua sha rock scraping -The Edge tool that Dr. Rusin uses -Kaatsu occlusion training bands -Rogue Fitness bandbell bars Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Rusin or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:03:05 10/5/2016
Neil Strauss is an American author, journalist and ghostwriter, perhaps best known for his controversial best-selling book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, in which he describes his experiences in the seduction community in an effort to become a "pick-up artist." He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and also writes regularly for The New York Times. But Neil's interests go far beyond "seduction". For example, in his book Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, he spent three years surviving amongst survivalists, tax-dodgers, billionaire businessmen, and the government itself, and the book was hailed by Rolling Stone as an "escape plan" for the current world crisis. When I visited Neil's home in Malibu to record this interview, I found myself immersed with Neil in everything from advanced virtual reality game playing, crazy underwater pool workouts, surfing with internet celebrities and drinking "billion-dollar smoothies", all of which you'll hear about in this podcast recorded from Neil's kitchen. During our discussion, which gets slightly explicit at times, you'll discover: -Exactly how to do an underwater pool workout like Laird Hamilton...[7:25] -The ingredients of the "billion dollar smoothie"...[12:50] -Why Neil and I were surfing with internet celebrity Cameron Dallas prior to recording the episode...[16:20] -Why Neil is so interested in advanced virtual reality gaming...[18:20] -Why Neil checked himself into sex addiction therapy...[22:30] -Neil's uncomfortable volley of questions to me in which I potentially throw my Mom and Dad "under the bus"...[36:40 & 55:00] -Neil's three steps for "rewiring" your brain without the use of smart drugs or biohacks...[45:30 & 63:00] -Why Neil paid to get thrown in the back of a trunk with his hands ziptied together...[77:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My podcast with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece about underwater workouts -The book "Rules of the Game" -The book "The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships" -The book "The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists" -The book "Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys Into Fame and Madness" -The book "Radical Honesty" -The book "Superlife" -Intranasal oxytocin Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Neil or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:22:25 10/1/2016
On several recent podcasts, I've mentioned that (especially when I've been traveling and have limited equipment), one of my key, go-to workouts is a program known as "Neuro-Mass", which I now consider to be one of fastest methods for developing power and strength with little more than your own bodyweight and, optionally, a kettlebell or two, adding slabs of functional muscle to a lean frame quickly, and building muscle recruitment and explosiveness in a smart, systematic way. Neuro-Mass gives you the exact protocols you need to create an impressive, functional, athletic physique, combining the best kettlebell resistance and bodyweight exercises with a new cutting edge training method called "Neuro-Sets". These Neuro-Sets, comprised of grinds, isometrics and explosive movements, create rapid physique transformation. While most training programs only focus on one approach to create growth or lean muscle or power or strength, Neuro-Mass uses multiple stressors in a single workout to create a better and smarter body, developing pure power combined with amazing capacity for sustained and continual strength output. The entire program was designed by this episode's podcast guest: Jon Bruney. Jon's exploits as Guinness World Record-holding strongman have been immortalized in Ripley's Believe it or Not and seen on NBC's: America's got Talent, The Today Show and TruTv's Guinness World Records Unleashed. A true renaissance man in the realm of strength-development, Jon is a best-selling author, world-class trainer, coach, motivational speaker, strongman, and pastor. Jon's work with competitive athletes includes Olympians and NFL players. He is the author of the best-seller "Neuro-Mass - The Ultimate System for Spectacular Strength". He also writes a training series called "Foundations" which is featured in MILO, widely considered the world's most prestigious strength training journal. As co-owner of Submit Strength Equipment, Jon has been responsible for the design of numerous pieces of cutting-edge training equipment now in use around the world. Jon is also a veteran of numerous trainer certification courses. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why one of Jon's favorite tricks is to attach two Harley-Davidson motorcycles to his body...[11:15] -How to start each set that you do with something called a "grind" to stimulate maximum muscle recruitment...[17:40] -The best way to breathe if you are lifting a weight to maximize muscle tension...[21:45] -Why Jon is such a fan of the Powerlung, and also putting a paper bag over your face...[24:10] -A surprising training trick you can do with a yoga block while you are sprinting...[33:45] -Why you should create "controlled trauma" in a muscle during an exercise...[36:40] -The reason most people do isometric exercises like a wall squat the wrong way, and how you should actually do it...[43:00] -How to exhaust a muscle completely with nothing more than a bath towel...[44:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: Neuro-Mass - The Ultimate System for Spectacular Strength -Magazine: MILO -The Powerlung -Neurogrips -Compex -Captain Of Crush hand grip strengthener Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Jon or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:03:53 9/28/2016
Do you ever get headaches after working on a computer for a long time? Eye strain? Mild irritation? Brain fog? It's not all in your head. See, just like most televisions, computer monitors "flicker". Monitors have been flickering for many years, but most people don't realize this because the flicker is invisible. However, the flicker is still very hard on your eyes and is just one of the computer monitor issues responsible for the growing epidemic of near-sightedness and myopia - also known as "computer vision syndrome". Even fancy, modern PC LCD monitors are not flicker-free, even though many people think they are. These LCD monitors originally started out by using something called CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamps) as a backlight source for the monitor, but in recent years manufacturers have shifted to using LEDs (light emitting diodes). If you have one of those thin monitors, then you probably have a LCD monitor with LED, and if you are unsure, you can check the model number on the backside of the monitor and Google it. The use of LED has numerous benefits, including lower power consumption, far fewer toxic substances due to the absence of the cathode and some fantastic picture quality advantages, but along with all these benefits come potential eyestrain issues that can damage and destroy your eyes over the long term. See, when your monitor is set to maximum brightness, the LEDs are glowing at full 100% strength. If you reduce the brightness setting in the menu, the LEDs need to omit less light, and this is accomplished by inserting small breaks, or pauses (flickers!) in which the LEDs turn off for a very short, nearly invisible time. When you reduce the brightness setting of your monitor even more, the breaks become longer. This creates a frustrating catch-22: a bright screen can strain your eyes, and the flicker created by a less bright screen can also strain your eyes. Compared to old-school CCFL monitors, the newer LED-based monitors carry the greatest risk of giving you eyestrain, tired eyes or nasty headaches. You can read more about this issue in the article "LED Monitors can cause headaches due to flicker". My guest on today's podcast has figured out how to tackle this issue, and has invented a special piece of software called "Iris" that controls the brightness of the monitor with the help of your computer's video card, allows you to have adequate brightness without the flicker, and even automatically adjusts your computer monitor's settings based on the sun's position wherever you happen to be in the world. His name is Daniel Georgiev, and he is a 20 year old computer programmer from Bulgaria. Before he learned to code, Daniel was a rower in his country's national team for more than 5 years, and participated in the 2012 World Rowing Junior Championship. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Daniel got kicked off his soccer team, and within two years qualified for the Bulgarian National Team in rowing...[11:20] -Why Daniel programmed his computer monitor to freeze and stop his work every 30 minutes...[19:45] -Why Daniel doesn't like the computer program "Flux" for decreasing blue light on your monitor...[21:45] -The link between color "temperature" and the amount of blue light a computer monitor creates...[29:52] -How to convert a glossy computer monitor screen into a matte computer monitor screen...[33:50] -Why you should use font rendering technologies to change the type of font you are looking at when you read on a computer monitor...[39:00] -How to automatically invert colors on a screen or change the screen to grayscale when you are working to reduce eye strain and improve your ability to sleep...[46:25] -Why you blink 66% less when you are working on a computer (and why yawning when you work on your computer is actually quite important)...[50:00 & 54:50] -How to set up your computer monitor to force you to take automatic "Pomodoro" breaks, and get instant reminders for eye exercises, neck exercises and back exercises...[56:10] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Iris software -Anti-glare screen protectors -The Eizo Flexscan 2436 Monitor Ben uses -The BenQ Monitors that Daniel talks about Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Daniel or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:02:23 9/24/2016
Meet the guys from MindPump podcast. The hosts - who traveled all the way up from San Jose to descend upon my my house in Spokane, Washington to record this podcast - claim to "pull back the curtain on the mythology, snake oil and pseudo-science that pervades the fitness industry and present science-backed solutions that result in increased muscular development and performance while simultaneously emphasizing health." Take a gander at these fellas...as they seem to have the body composition and transformation equation pretty well figured out. They include... Sal DiStefano... Sal was 14 years old when he touched his first weight and from that moment he was hooked. Growing up asthmatic, frequently sick and painfully skinny, Sal saw weightlifting as a way to change his body and his self-image. In the beginning, Sal's body responded quickly to his training but then his gains slowed and then stopped altogether. Not one to give up easily, he began reading every muscle building publication he could get his hands on to find ways to bust through his plateau. He read Arnold's Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding, Mentzer's Heavy Duty, Kubrick's Dinosaur Training, and every muscle magazine he could find; Weider's Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Iron Man and even Muscle Media 2000. Each time he read about a new technique or methodology he would test it out in the gym. At age 18 his passion for the art and science of resistance training was so consuming that he decided to make it his profession and become a personal trainer. By 19 he was managing health clubs and by 22 he owned his own gym. After 17 years as a personal trainer he has dedicated himself to bringing science and TRUTH to the fitness industry. Adam Schafer... Adam Schafer is a IFBB men's physique Pro and fitness expert. Adam made his entrance into the fitness world 14 years ago and has continued to send shock waves throughout the community ever since. He is a man of many talents who wears many hats. He is first and foremost a certified fitness expert who has an insatiable desire to help people in need of major lifestyle changes and daily accountable motivation. He is also incredibly driven entrepreneur and business minded individual with a vision that continually challenges his colleagues and peers to think bigger and achieve more. Justin Andrews... Justin has an incredible passion to disrupt the personal training industry and create ground breaking programs and tools that fitness professionals and clients alike can benefit from. The fitness industry in general needs a massive face lift to speak more to the generation growing up with a more advanced technology tool kit. Justin's approach is to create programs that utilize technology as it advances and cut through the millions of options people face everyday when seeking specific information relating to their fitness needs. The great thing about where we are today is how easy it is to access information, the bad part about accessing all this information is how much misinformation is out there to weed through. As a health and fitness professional with a proven track record here in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Justin Andrews will keep working tirelessly to keep people educated and connected to quality personal trainers long into the future. Doug Egge... Doug received his first gym membership as a gift from his dad when he was 16 years old. Rocky III had just come out and he was determined to build a body like Stallone. It never happened. Despite following the advice of muscle magazines and busting his butt in the gym, Doug saw minimal gains over the next 30 years. Then he was introduced to Sal Di Stefano by his chiropractor who recommended he work with Sal to eliminate muscle imbalances that were causing lower back issues. Sal's unique approach, often 180 degrees different from what Doug had read in books and magazines, produced more results in a matter of months than he had experienced in the 30 years prior. Doug with an extensive marketing and media production background, recognized Sal's unique gift and perspective was missing from the fitness world and suggested that they should join forces. Doug and Sal have since produced life-altering programs such as the No BS 6-Pack Formula and MAPS Anabolic. Doug is very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Adam and Justin as Producer of MindPump. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why bodybuilders are traveling to Kuwait and mysteriously coming back with 20+ pounds of extra muscle...[17:00] -The truth about underground muscle building supplements like SARMS, Clomid, injectable testosterones and more...[23:20 & 30:10] -Why old-timey strength training protocols could be the best way to build strength compared to new-school bodybuilding protocols...[34:00 & 41:00] -How to do an "anabolic triggering session"...[52:00] -Why you need far less protein than you think...[59:30] -The biggest myths in the fitness industry...[67:40] -And much more... Do you have questions, comments or feedback for the MindPump team or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:15:31 9/21/2016
Do you know your chronotype? Until two weeks ago, I didn't. Turns out, I'm a "lion" chronotype (with a strong tendency to delve into "bear" chrono-typedness). You might be a wolf, in which case you should try working out at 6:00pm and not 6:00am. An early morning run for you might feel like punishment, while an early evening run will provide an enjoyable pick-me-up. Or maybe you're a lion, in which case having a wine, beer or cocktail between 5:30pm and 7:30pm will minimize the chances of sleep disruption from alcohol. Or perhaps you're a dolphin, which means you should schedule any big presentations or work tasks for around 4:00pm, when you're most awake, most alert, and even most confident. You could also be a bear, in which case shifting dinner from 6:00pm to 7:30pm can actually accelerate fat loss and stave off late-night snacking. Interesting, eh? You'll find all the science, the studies, and the facts behind this type of new chronotyping research in the new book "The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype-and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More". A growing body of research actually proves there is a right time to do just about everything, specifically based on your biology and hormones. As Dr. Michael Breus - the author and today's podcast guest - presents in his groundbreaking new book The Power of When, working with your body's inner clock for maximum health, happiness, and productivity can be easy, exciting, fun and pay off big dividends. For example, since reading this book, I've even cut out caffeinated morning coffee and replaced it with decaf, started prioritizing morning and afternoon sex instead of evening sex, and shifted my fiction-based creative writing from 8:00pm to 8:00am. The Power of When presents a unique program for getting back in sync with your natural rhythm by making minor changes to your daily routine based on your unique "chronotype". In the book, after you've taken Dr. Breus's "Bio-Time Quiz" to figure out your chronotype (e.g. are you a Bear, Lion, Dolphin or Wolf?), you then find out the best time to do over 50 different activities, from when to exercise to have sex to take supplements to ask for a raise to eat breakfast to take a nap and much more. So you can consider this book the ultimate "lifehack". Dr. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. With a specialty in Sleep Disorders, Dr. Breus he is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. In addition to his private practice, where he treats athletes and celebrities alike, Dr. Breus also trains other sleep doctors and consults with major airlines, hotel chains, mattress manufacturers and retailers to provide the optimum sleep experience for their customers. For example, an audio relaxation CD he designed for the Crowne Plaza Hotels helps millions of people fall asleep each year, and for over 14 years Dr. Breus has served as the Sleep Expert for WebMD and frequently pens "Sleep Matters" a column in WebMD magazine. He also writes The Insomnia Blog, which appears regularly on WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Dr. Oz Blog, Psychology Today, MedPedia, Organized Wisdom, Travora Travel, and Furniture Today, and has been interviewed on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson, and The Doctors and The Dr. OZ Show. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why I'm now having sex in the morning and coffee in the afternoon...[10:35] -The fascinating history of chronotyping and chronobiology...[11:50] -Why it is that guys like Tim Ferriss and Tai Lopez operate extremely well in the wee hours of the night...[18:30] -Why Thomas Edison created the most disruptive event in the history of bio-time...[32:10] -Whether chronotyping is based on scientific research or simply cute, easy-to-remember animals...[30:25] -When the best time of day is to drink alcohol and to drink coffee based on your chronotype...[25:40 & 27:20] -A simple, scientific, biological way to determine chronotype based on a seven dollar piece of home health equipment...[31:35] -When the best time to have sex is, why and how to "sync up" sex times with your partner based on their chronobiology...[35:35] -When the best time of day is for cardiovascular exercise vs. yoga vs. weight training...[39:25 & 47:20] -How your chronobiology can affect when you should take supplements or medications...[22:00] -Dr. Breus's most potent and effective jet lag tips...[51:00] -Why Daylight Savings Time day is the #1 day that traffic accidents occur...[59:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Dr. Breus's hybrid pillow -The Power of When book -The Power of When quiz Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Breus or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:04:12 9/17/2016
September 14, 2016 Podcast: 359: Do Blenders Damage Food Nutrients, Why Weightlifting Makes You A Faster Runner, How To Boost Dopamine Levels & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. This is such a fun read about health habits of famous people from history. How does strength training for runners work? Big, big meta-analysis on it, worth checking out if you run. Best. Almond. Article. Ever. If you think you don't need to detox metal because you "don't have fillings", you need to read this. 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Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Nov 11-14, 2016: Ben is speaking at this year's Wise Traditions on real food to enhance physical and mental performance. If you're an athlete, this is the talk for you! Click here to sign up. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Mark Dhamma? It was a must-listen - "In Which Ben Greenfield Is Hypnotized On A Podcast (And Three Embarrassing Personal Admissions From Ben)". Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Boost Your Dopamine Levels Michael says: Michael is from Orange County California. He's an industrial designer and his job depends on his creativity. He's heard that dopamine levels could be linked to creative performance. Do you have any suggestions for biohacking dopamine levels? In my response, I recommend: -NaturalStacks Brain Food -Mucuna Dopa -Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate -23andme genetic testing -Michael Tyrrell Wholetones Do Blenders Damage Foods? Megan says: She's a long time listener first time caller. Her question is about making home made almond butter. For better digestibility and nutrient absorption she usually soaks, sprouts and dehydrates her nuts and seeds. The other day she tried her hand at making almond butter in the Vitamix. The ultimate product turned out great. But her concern is about oxidized oils. During the process the almond butter got super hot, this is obviously needed for the almonds to release their oil and create consistently, but she's afraid to eat it because of the potentially damaged and oxidized saturated fats. Do you thinks this is an issue? Oh and Rachel, if you like lime, you should try adding that to your cucumber infused basil water. In my response, I recommend: -How to biohack your smoothie article Can MSM Work As A Detox? Jamie says: Her question is in regards to the podcast on cancer. The doctor on the podcast said vegetables rich in sulfur bind to mercury. She takes MSM which is sulfur and it was always her understanding that it actually detoxified your system. Can you address this? And give some pros and cons on MSM overall? In my response, I recommend: -CytoDetox -MSM Powder -Magnetic Clay Magnesium Lotion How To Use Peptides To Heal Injuries Randy says: He's from LA. His buddy John and him workout together, and they're both suffering from different injuries. He has tendonitis and John has a pulled muscle and they were discussing which of the peptides would be appropriate for each of them. Can you talk about the difference between BPC 157 and TB 500 in terms of their uses? Where would it be the most efficacious to use BPC 157 and where would it be best to use TB 500? In my response, I recommend: -How to use BPC-157 -How to use TB-500
01:22:04 9/14/2016
Warning: I get hypnotized in this podcast and it may make you sleepy when you listen, so please don't do things like drive in your car, operate heavy machinery, ride a bicycle, etc. during this episode. If you do, you may end up in your local newspaper in a way you don't particularly like. A couple weeks ago, I sat across from my friend Mark Dhamma at SoHo House in West Hollywood, LA, leaned in over my roasted chicken and Moscow Mule drink and asked him my burning question. "So could you hypnotize me?" He confidently nodded. "On a podcast?" He nodded again. And so, what you are about to hear came to life. Mark Dhamma is a High Performance Health & Mindset Coach on primarily Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and private sessions like those you're going to hear in this podcast, Mark shares advice on how to look, feel and perform at your best with 32,000 people in over 20 countries. Mark has 17 years of experience in the health industry, including being a Men's Fitness model and health coach. With his Masters Degree in Positive Psychology under the famous, "Flow" Professor, Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, he teaches science backed proven techniques to be happier, more confident, motivated and productive. Mark gained executive coaching skills from the Royally Knighted Sir John Whitmore "The Founder Of Modern Day Coaching", as well as using NLP and Hypnosis to literally re-program his clients to be successful.' During our discussion, in which I am hypnotized while lying shirtless on the floor of my office, you'll discover: -What exactly happens to your body and brain when you get hypnotized...[12:50] -Why your brain is like a "rider" and your body is like an "elephant"...[13:35] -Three slightly embarrassing personal "issues" I have that I want to fix in my life, and how hypnosis can be used to address those issues...[18:40] -What changes when a hypnotist is in the same physical place as you vs. working with you digitally or via Skype...[62:35] -How you can learn hypnosis for yourself...[65:45] -And much more! Resources from this episode -Hypnosis Practitioner: Pam Castillo -Book: Patterns of Hypnotic Techniques -Podcast on NLP: "How To Get To Sleep At Night Before A Big Race." -Click here to get your own hypnosis session and get $200 off when you use the code BEN10. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Mark or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:15:51 9/10/2016
What do the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Johnny Cash, The Black Crowes, Slayer, Jay Z, James Blake, Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Metallica, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Weezer, Linkin Park, The Cult, Neil Diamond, The Avett Brothers, Adele, Mick Jagger, System of a Down, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Damien Rice, Eminem, and just about every other world-famous band or musician you've ever heard of have in common? They were all produced by today's podcast guest: Rick Rubin, the American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records. In 2007, MTV called Rick "the most important producer of the last 20 years", and the same year he appeared on Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World list. Rapper Dr. Dre has stated that Rubin is, "hands down, the dopest producer ever that anyone would ever want to be, ever." But Rick has a personal passion outside of music that many people don't know about... ...health, nutrition, fitness and biohacking. And in this episode, in which Rick and I sit on his back porch, watching a relaxing sunset after a hard morning of Laird Hamilton's pool workout, we have an intense discussion about veganism vs. Paleo, Rick's weight loss journey, and much more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The little-known Ayurvedic pulse taking technique Rick used to find out he need to "drink more bone broth"...[16:10] - Why Rick thinks an ice bath is very much like eating meat...[26:25] -How Rick lost 131 pounds by eating animal protein...[29:45] -Why Rick took an entire week to eat one steak...[28:56] -What legendary Ironman coach and physician Dr. Phil Maffetone told Rick to do for diet and exercise, and how Rick modified it...[37:35 & 41:05] -What a typical day is like for Rick...[54:25] -How Rick uses "transcendental meditation", and his insight into neurofeedback for the brain...[57:20] -Rick's unique dietary and supplementation routine he uses each day...[60:35] -The one herb Rick uses each day to decrease hunger and sugar cravings...[68:00] -Rick's standing workstation setup...[68:55] -Why Rick uses a projector instead of a television or computer to watch movies at night...[73:45 ] -The audio track that Rick falls asleep to each night...[76:30] -What is it that drives Rick to live the life he lives...[79:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -My article on "hacking" an infrared sauna -The Ayurvedic pulse taking technique Rick refers to -Don Wildman's "Hardest Workout In The World" article from Esquire magazine -Phil Maffetone's "Big Book of Health and Fitness: A Practical Guide to Diet, Exercise, Healthy Aging, Illness Prevention, and Sexual Well-Being" -My podcast on Transcendental Meditation -My neurofeedback EEG training experience -The full recipe for Rick's Stim-Stem Shake Espresso Chocolate whey protein Bulletproof Collogelatin Glutamine Chocolate Stevia Bulletproof Brain Octane Organic Cocoa Nibs Organic Cocoa Powder Organic Aloe Vera Juice Ocean's Alive Marine Phytoplankton Ice to desired texture -NatureAminos amino acids -The herb Rick uses to decrease hunger and sugar cravings -The Kybounder Mat Rick uses under his standing workstation -Sleeping Monk tea -Natural Calm Magnesium powder -The alternative to Natural Calm Magnesium powder that Ben uses -Below is the Natural Calm Magnesium reply that Ben mentioned regarding heavy metals: In regards to the Arsenic levels that Labdoor has decided to use, it is from a proposed limit over 10 years that was NEVER approved or accepted. The current established level for Arsenic is 10mcg/day. Why Labdoor decided to use a never approved or accepted proposal in unclear. In regards to the Natural Calm supplement, here is Natural Vitality's official statement on it: "The simple truth is that Natural Calm both meets its potency label claim and is well within the No Significant Risk Levels for arsenic and in fact is less than 10 percent of California's Prop 65 stringent safe threshold levels. This has been consistently scientifically validated by third party test results from top American testing labs as part of standard Good Manufacturing Practices. While testing results commissioned by Labdoor, when correctly interpreted, align perfectly with our results, their report contains a number of distortions which provide both a highly inaccurate picture and a disservice to consumers. We believe Labdoor is attempting to use our well-deserved, award-winning reputation to inflate their importance. Apparently their business model involves casting themselves as a "trusted source" by creating sensationalized stories to drive traffic to their website with the objective of creating profit from advertising sales and, interestingly, sales of supplements. Factual Flaws Labdoor's Natural Calm test size was over two and a half times our recommended serving size but they did not factor that into their analysis. When correctly interpreted our results read: Magnesium was 346 mg, about a 1% variance from our label claim of 350 mg. Arsenic was .7992 of a microgram. Less than 8% of the California Prop 65 No Significant Risk safe threshold. Labdoor was approached regarding their misinterpretation of the results and asked to retract their press release, send out a corrected press release and update their website. However, Labdoor refused to admit wrong doing of any kind and continues to assert the virtue of their inaccurate position. At this point, both through the correct interpretation of the assay provided to us from Labdoor and our retest of the lot in question, Natural Calm has been clearly shown to be accurate both in terms of label claim and in following California's Prop 65. The laboratory used by both Labdoor and Natural Vitality was the highly regarded Covance laboratories. Covance's interpretation of test results (both Labdoors and ours) validates our position in terms of label claim and purity. Additional information is available at Natural Vitality customer service if desired (info@naturalvitality.com). Having cleared the record with scientific facts, we now consider this matter closed." I would be happy to provide you with the Certificate of Analysis that we had performed on an actual servings size instead of the 10.66g that Labdoor used, which is 2.5x our suggested serving size. -The ZMA supplement you can use before bed at night for minerals -The Jack Kornfield spiritual teaching download at DharmaSeed.com -Ben's article on BPC-157 peptides for muscle gain and fat loss -Ben's article on TB-500 peptides for muscle gain and fat loss -Ben's article on SARMs for muscle gain and fat loss -The NatureColostrum Ben recommends for muscle gain -The NatureAminos Ben recommends for muscle gain -The SuperEssentials Fish Oil Ben recommends for muscle gain Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Rick or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:26:58 9/7/2016
Today's podcast guest is a guy who could save and be saving more lives than any guest I've ever had on the podcast. While working for the army as a microbiologist, he developed two extremely unique methods of microbe detection. The first is a universal and physical virus counter (IVDS). The second is a computer program that, in conjunction with Mass Spectometry, identifies the unique protein fragments (peptides) within a sample of anything and universally detects all the microbes in a sample (MSP) - from Ebola to influenza to Zika, West Nile Virus, AIDS and beyond, including known, unknown, and mutated viruses. He was the feature of the NY Times Article: Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery, which was about work he did in the bee population in 2010 to shed light on colony collapse disorder. But the promise of what he does goes beyond bees, and when it comes to health and fitness, in the right hands his Mass Spect Proteomics program could help scientists and physicians study the gut, infection and other elements of health. The need for a lot of lab work would be eliminated and human body clinicians would no longer be limited to parameters of particular panels, because they would now have access to one very inexpensive test that sees everything - EVERYTHING - and beats the pants off old-school methods of disease detection. The Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS) he helped to develop is a fast-acting, highly portable, user-friendly, extremely accurate and efficient system for detecting the presence of, screening, identifying, and characterizing viruses. Let's say, for example, you get bit by a mosquito (this analogy is inspired by the newspaper clip below that I was just reading this morning). Over several days, you feel increasingly worse and worse. What if, using your own saliva or other body fluid, you could immediately test in the comfort of your own home to see if you had Zika, West Nile, or some other microbe-related issue? That's possible. My guest's name is Dr. Charles Wick, and he is based out of a small tech firm in Montana that is working to make IVDS laptop sized units to be used use in mobile applications like airports, drugstores, homes, etc. to help quickly and accurately diagnose the flu and other bugs, along with developing technologies to help bee keepers manage their hives to save insects like bees and beetles. Dr. Wick is a retired senior scientist from the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) where he served both as a manager and research physical scientist and has made significant contributions to forensic science. Although his 40+ year professional career has spanned both the public sector and the military, his better-known work in the area of forensic science has occurred in concert with the Department of Defense (DOD). After earning four degrees from the University of Washington, Dr. Wick worked in the private sector for twelve years, leading to a patent, numerous publications, and international recognition among his colleagues. In 1983, Dr. Wick joined the Vulnerability/Lethality Division of the United States Army Ballistic Research Laboratory, where he quickly achieved recognition as a manager and principal investigator. It was at this point that he made one of his first major contributions to forensic science and to the field of antiterrorism; his team was the first to utilize current technology to model sub-lethal chemical, biological, and nuclear agents. This achievement was beneficial to all areas of the Department of Defense, as well as to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and gained Wick international acclaim as an authority on individual performance for operations conducted on a nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) battlefield. During his career in the United States Army, Wick rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Chemical Corps. He served as a Unit Commander for several rotations, a staff officer for six years (he was an Division Chemical Staff Officer for two rotations), Deputy Program Director Biological Defense Systems, and retired from the position of Commander of the 485th Chemical Battalion in April of 1999. Dr. Wick continued to work for the DOD as a civilian at ECBC. Two notable achievements, and one which earned him the Department of the Army Research and Development Award for Technical Excellence and a Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Transfer Award in 2002, include his involvement in the invention of the Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS), a fast-acting, highly portable, user-friendly, extremely accurate and efficient system for detecting the presence of, screening, identifying, and characterizing viruses. The IVDS can detect and identify the full spectrum of known, unknown, and mutated viruses, from AIDS to foot and mouth disease, to West Nile Virus, and beyond. This system is compact, portable, and does not rely upon elaborate chemistry. The second, and equally award winning, was his leadership in the invention of the method for detecting and identifying microbes using Mass Spectrometry Proteomics. Each of these projects represent determined ten year efforts and are novel in their approaches to the detection and classification of microbes from complex matrices. Both topics are the subjects of two books published by CRC Press. Throughout his career, Wick has made lasting and important contributions to forensic science and to the field of antiterrorism. Dr. Wick holds several U.S. Patents in the area of microbe detection and classification. He has written more than forty-five civilian and military publications and has received myriad awards and citations, including the Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award, two United States Army Achievement Medals for Civilian Service, the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, the Technical Cooperation Achievement Award and twenty-five other decorations and awards for military and community service. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What bees disappearing has to do with the Zika virus...[15:38] -Why colony collapse disorder in bees is happening (and whether cell phones are to blame)...[24:12 & 28:20] -Why it's actually a pretty big deal for your health if bees die off...[31:00, 32:40 & 38:00] -What can be done now to keep bees from disappearing...[34:00 & 51:15] -How the biological testing equipment Charles developed is extremely unique, and why older detection methods are flawed...[18:30, 37:50 & 46:25] -Ways this technology can be used to quickly find out if you have things like MRSA, Lyme, influenza or some kind of underlying chronic infection...[37:10 & 44:40] -How the smartphone of the future could be used to detect virtually any microbial condition...[53:35] -And much more... Resources from this episode: Book: Integrated Virus Detection Book: Identifying Microbes by Mass Spectrometry Proteomics The research page of Charles Wick NY Times Article: Scientists and Soldiers Solve a Bee Mystery The essential oils Ben Greenfield uses Video 1 from YouTube: Charles discusses Mass Spectometry Proteomics (MSP) and Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS). Both, universal microbe detectors that, including Ebola, could universally detect every microbe in a single sample. Video 2 from YouTube: In this second half, Charles answers questions about his IP, terrorist using Ebola, how MSP and IVDS have all but made PCR detection methods obsolete, and of course the meaning of life. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Charles Wick or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:02:40 9/3/2016
In 1974, the World Health Organization stated that environmental toxins create approximately 84% of all chronic diseases. Over the past 40 years this number has increased dramatically... ...and as a matter of fact, an oft-neglected but serious issue called "cellular toxicity" is one of the major epidemics of our lifetimes, and remains an underlying cause of numerous health issues, including gut problems, thyroid issues, sluggish metabolism, brain fog and much more. In today's episode, you're going to learn exactly why that is, what cellular toxicity is, what you can do about, and the most effective form of detoxification that you've probably never heard of. My guest on today's episode is Dr. Daniel Pompa, D.PSc., who is widely considered to be a global leader in the health and wellness industry. He travels all over the country educating practitioners and the public on the root causes of inflammation driven diseases such as Weight Loss Resistance, Hypothyroid, Diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorders and other chronic conditions. ...and I happened to have had the pleasure of hanging out at Dan's house with him in Park City Utah during my TrainToHunt National Championships competition, and finding out everything I've always wanted to know about how to detox the body as effectively as possible. Dan's authority is rooted in his own personal battle. He has overcome serious neurotoxic illness and heavy metal poisoning, and he did that using the cellular detoxification strategies we talk about in this show. His methodology is rooted in self-experimentation, and runs very much counter to mainstream detox tactics. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Pompa developed extremely"toxic" cells despite being a seemingly healthy pro mountain biker and chiropractic physician...[9:30] -The big, big problem with detoxifications such as cilantro, chlorella, juice cleanses, colonics and other popular detox methods...[30:00] -Why the popular cleansing mineral zeolite is too big to cross a cell membrane, and what you can do about it...[34:05 & 53:55] -Dr Pompa's 5 "R's" of fixing your cells for good, and how you can personally do each of these R's...[37:35] -Why you must detox your cell, and not just your tissue or your blood, and exactly how to detox your cells...[40:15] -What happens if you mix popular detox methods, like fiber supplements or glutathione or n-acetyl cysteine or juicing, etc...[58:15] -The tiny white bottle that Dr. Pompa gave me that made me feel like complete crap and call him on the phone three days later...[63:20] -What you should feel like when you are detoxing, and how long you should actually detox for (you'll be surprised at the answer)...[64:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -CytoDetox supplement -Six hour urine challenge -Evidence Of Harm DVD about mercury dental fillings -The "Smoking Tooth" video on YouTube -IAOMT.org for finding a holistic dentist -Biology Of Belief book -NOW Foods liver capsules -USWellnessMeats (Ben mentions braunschweiger and head cheese in this episode) -Cancer As A Metabolic Disease book -Thorne multivitamin -Dr. Pompa's article about detoxification mistakes Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dan or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:17:15 8/31/2016
If you happened to watch the most recent Crossfit Games, you may have noticed they were brought to you by...soda. That's right: a soda company was sponsor of the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games, the worldwide competition to find the Fittest On Earth. Not exactly something you'd associate with Coke or Pepsi or Mountain Dew (or my all-time favorite Dr. Pepper), is it? The name of the soda company is "Zevia", and my guest on today's show is Paddy Spence, who is a 23-year veteran of the natural and organic foods industry - a guy who completely cut sugar out from his diet 14 years ago, and a guy who then purchased Zevia, a line of stevia-sweetened sodas that is now the world's top-selling zero-calorie, natural diet soda. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters and is an avid athlete, having completed over 40 triathlons and trained in martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Shotokan Karate and boxing. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How one can make the argument that "caveman drank soda", and the fascinating history of fermented beverages and soda-like compounds...[12:00] -How did the name Zevia come to be...[17:30] -What causes "keto flu" and how to avoid getting it...[21:50] -Why stevia tastes bitter to some people...[28:05] -Why Coke's "TruVia" and Pepsi's "PureVia" can actually be very bad for you (and why not all stevia is created equal)...[32:30] -How sugar alcohols are processed by your body, and the one form of sugar alcohol that won't make you fart...[40:15] -The little-known fruit grown in the foothills of China that actually does not spike your blood sugar...[42:25] -Why many natural flavors come from pretty nasty sources, including the anal gland of a beaver...[50:00] -The big reason you need to avoid anything that lists "caramel color"...[56:45] -My own personal vodka cocktail mix I use with Creme Soda flavored Zevia, and how my kids make Root Beer Floats with Root Beer flavored Zevia...[59:00] -Paddy's amazing recipe for a Zevia custard dessert...[61:10] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Zevia soda -Simply Gum -Here's the recipe for Banana Swirl, created by Paddy's amazing wife Jerra Spence: 2 frozen bananas, a pinch of cinnamon, and a couple of splashes of Zevia Cream Soda. Combine all of these in a high-powered blender and mix until the bananas are smooth & creamy. Place in freezer for 30-60 minutes. Serve in a dish, possibly with some stevia-sweetened chocolate chips on top! Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Paddy or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:04:30 8/27/2016
There are very few people who I consider to be personal mentors, extremely trustworthy individuals in my life who I can look to for fitness, health and longevity advice, or people who I think put out truly "cutting-edge" health information. Dr. Joseph Mercola is one of those people. Dr. Mercola is a board certified family physician who had seen tens of thousands of patients before transitioning to a full time internet journalist, as he felt he could help far more people than he could in private practice. It turns out he was right...because every month he has ten million unique visitors and 80 million unique visitors each year. Mercola.com has been the most visited natural health site for the last 12 years and is now translated into six different languages. Dr. Mercola's passion is optimizing mitochondrial health, and during today's discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Mercola built Mercola.com into one of the most popular health websites in the world...[14:00] -Dr. Mercola's unique system that allows him to digest dozens of books each month while taking a quarter billion+ steps over his lifetime...[19:15] -Why you should wear blue light blocking glasses during the day, not just at night...[24:30] -How to ground your computer and keep your laptop and monitor from destroying your health...[26:35 & 35:20] -Why Dr. Mercola eats both seafood and one surprising compound found in seafood every day of the week...[29:20] -The little-known biohacks Dr. Mercola uses to maximize his mitochondrial density...[36:50] -Why scrambled eggs are very bad for you, and what you can do about it...[41:30] -The myth about iron levels and a crucial test you must take to keep iron from "rusting out" your body...[53:55] -The best book Dr. Mercola has ever read on strength training, and how he combines it with a special hack called "EWOT"...[20:20 & 79:10] -Dr. Mercola's take on whether or not quantification devices like rings and wristbands are good or bad for you, and what he personally uses...[60:45] -Why Dr. Mercola limits protein intake, and how he strikes a balance between anti-aging effects of muscle and aging effects of too much protein...[67:30] -How to make your own "anti-aging" cocktail...[72:30] -A unique one-two combo you can use prior to saunas to maximize your detoxification, fat burn and fat cell death...[75:10] -Two ingredients Dr. Mercola sprinkles on his garden soil to get 10x+ production of cherries, organic produce and more...[87:40] -The liquid dropper that Dr. Mercola takes on every airplane ride...[94:10] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Tripping Over The Truth -My interview with Dr. Minkoff "Why You've Been Lied To About Cancer" -Cronometer.com/mercola -My podcast with Dr. Mercola's girlfriend Erin Elizabeth on Lyme disease -The book "Deskbound" by Kelly Starrett -Negative ion generator -Eizo computer monitor -Iristech software for reducing blue light on monitors -Swannies stylish blue light blocking glasses -Laptop grounding cable -Organic fish roe -Induction burner for cooking foods at low heat -DIY Exercise With Oxygen Therapy -HARAPad anti-radiation laptop pad -FindASpring.com -Whole House Charcoal Water Filter -GreenfieldNaturals.com structured water filter (use 15% discount code "friendofben") -Tank-free reverse osmosis filter with remineralization -Neobdyium magnet -Ionic ocean minerals -Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease -Gerald Pollack's book "The 4th Phase Of Water" -Dumping Iron: How to Ditch This Secret Killer and Reclaim Your Health -DeltaSleeper SR1 Device -Oura ring -Magnetico sleep pad -Ben's article on strength training and anti-aging -Ben's article on using NAD+ and pau d' arco bark tea for anti-aging -This one-two combination of d-Ribose and niacin pre-sauna -Ben's article on "hacking your sauna". -Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe -Quicksilver Scientific IMD Intestinal Cleanse -Biochar -Clearmind NI focus unit -Ben's podcast on the Quantlet Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Mercola or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! ------------------------- Addendum: Ben's notes on the DeltaSleeper/PEMF discussion: The info below regarding the "Ramazzini Team" study on PEMF and cancer does not take a genius to figure out. The Ramazzini team followed what is commonly known as an initiation-promotion protocol. Male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed in their mothers' wombs and then for the rest of their lives to 50 Hz magnetic fields at an intensity of either 20?T or 1,000?T (200 mG or 10 G). At the age of six weeks, they each received a single 0.1Gy dose of gamma radiation, a known cancer agent. So let's take a look at what we have here. 1. The six week old rats were given a single 0.1 Gy dose of Gamma radiation. A KNOWN cancer agent. Gamma rays are classified as ionizing. This means they have the power to cause permanent cellular damage. See Below: Primer on Electromagnetic Fields. 2. They were exposed continuously for the rest of their lives to 50Hz magnetic fields at either 200 milliGauss or 10 Gauss fields. This is completely unnatural. The Earth's magnetic field is 3-6 milliGaus (0.3-0.6 Gauss). The SR1 creates a field exactly within this natural range. I don't believe the 50Hz magnetic pulse itself would cause any damage however the SR1 device provides a much lower frequency pattern. So basically, these rats did not stand a chance of not developing cancer. Further into the report we find the following from Fiorella Belpoggi, the Scientific Director of the Institute who notes that: "No Cancer Seen with EMFs Alone" In an interview, Belpoggi said that they are planning to publish the results of a concurrent experiment in which rats were exposed to power-frequency EMFs, without any other treatment. "In our preliminary data, ELF EMFs alone didn't appear to show an increase of cancer in experimental animals so far," she disclosed. "The main result of our experiment," she said, is that "ELF EMFs have a synergistic effect: They are able to enhance the effects of a well-known carcinogen at low doses that was negative at those doses in the same experimental model." It's important to understand the difference between EMF's in something like a DeltaSleeper and EMF's from higher power devices, so keep reading... ...EMFs are classified as ionizing or non-ionizing according to their frequency. Ionizing fields have very short wavelengths and frequencies between 1016 Hz. and 1023 Hz. These fields are above visible light on the electromagnetic spectrum (1015 Hz.) and include cosmic rays, gamma rays and X-rays which have the power to knock electrons off their nuclear orbits and cause permanent cellular damage. Non-ionizing fields have longer wavelengths and frequencies below 1014 Hz. Although they have less power than ionizing fields they are still capable of having biologic effects. Important EMF modalities in medicine today are non-thermal applications of non-ionizing radiation. Medical applications of non-thermal, non-ionizing EM fields include non-union fracture bone repair, neuronal stimulation, nerve stimulation, tissue regeneration, immune system stimulation, osteoarthritis therapy, wound healing etc. Non-ionizing fields are classified as thermal, which means in biological terms, causes gross tissue heating, or non-thermal, indicating no gross tissue heating is involved. And the SR1 Device is a non-ionizing, non-thermal device. Furthermore, is switched on for just 22 minutes per use. The Earth's magnetic field ranges from 0.3 Gauss - 0.6 Gauss. The SR1 Device field strength falls within this range. They are in effect "Copying Nature" with that technology.
01:37:35 8/24/2016
Meet Bob. "Quantified Bob". Quantified Bob has tracks his life tirelessly, and has reams of data and insight on how the human body responds to everything from varying amounts of starch intake, to electrostimulation, to artificial light to different diets to cognitive performance training and beyond. Bob Troia is a serial entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of digital innovation and emerging technologies for nearly two decades. A left- and right-brain thinker who is equal parts technical, creative, and analytical, Bob is as comfortable talking about business strategy, marketing, and product development as he is discussing programming, design, AI, hardware, and human physiology. He is actively involved in the quantified self and biohacking movements, focusing his passion on the intersection of self-tracking and personal analytics, health and wellness, behavior design, technology, and life optimization, documenting his personal efforts under the moniker "Quantified Bob". During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Quantified Bob got his name...[11:35] -How you can account for all the different potentially confounding variables when you're testing and tracking data...[13:00] -Why Bob hacked and tracked his glucose, and what he found...[17:10] -How you can self-test your water quality, and what Bob found by comparing tap water to filtered water...[31:10] -The best way to monitor air quality in your home or office...[45:15] -The most surprising thing you can change in your bedroom that may give you a better night's sleep...[50:00] -How to track your "rate of aging"...[54:10] -The unique form of neuromuscular electrostimulation that Bob uses...[62:30] -The craziest or most intriguing self-quantification experiment Bob has planned...[67:50] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -QuantifiedBob.com -23andme genetic testing -Oxaloacetate -MyBasis watch -The Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor -PrecisionXtra -Ketonix Breath Ketone monitor -Zerowater -Home water testing kit -Trace liquid minerals -Foobot indoor air quality monitor -Allerair central air filter -The new Molekule air purification system -Titanovo telomere testing kits -D-minder Vitamin D testing -My podcast with Jay Schroeder on ARPWave -ARPWave practitioners -Periodic fasting diet study Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Bob or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:19:02 8/20/2016
August 10, 2016 Podcast: 358: Muscle Cramping, Calorie & Carb Cycling, Gene Splicing, Fixing Altitude Sickness & More! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Fascinating...this is why we race faster than we train. Gene splicing...it's coming folks. Sad but true and why I have upcoming podcast on computer monitors. (check out VisionGym for fixing my myopia) An herb for lucid dreaming? Cool. (here is what I ordered) ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FitLife: Use discount code BEN for 20% off anything! -FourSigmatic Foods: use coupon "bengreenfield" for 15% off any mushroom blends. -Harrys.com: Use $5 discount code BEN on anything at Harrys Shaving. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Nov 11-14, 2016: Ben is speaking at this year's Wise Traditions on real food to enhance physical and mental performance. If you're an athlete, this is the talk for you! Click here to sign up. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Dr Chutkan? It was a must-listen - titled "The Gut Super Special: Eating Camel Poop, Weird Constipation Causes, Pig Whipworms & More: How to Banish Bloat, Fix Your Microbiome & Reboot Your Gut". Click here to listen now or download for later! Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ---------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. Natural Remedies For Altitude Sickness Jenny says: She's from Indiana. She's a fit and active 52 year old woman that lives 500ft above sea level. Her husband and her are planning a backpacking trip to Yellowstone this fall and she'll be hiking at 6000ft - 8000. Her concern is elevation sickness. She's snow skied out west before and she's experienced that horrible that headache and nausea feeling that comes with it and she's wondering if you have any tips for how to avoid altitude sickness and get used to working out? In my response, I recommend: -Garlic/lavender/clove essential oils -Gingko Biloba -TianChi -Coca leaves Everything You Need To Know About Muscle Cramping Rachel says: She's from Sydney and she loves the podcast and thanks for everything you do. Her question relates to muscle cramps. Her husband gets terrible cramps and they can occur at any time, like during runs over 12K and during the day, but they mostly occur at night. He takes magnesium and camp bark formula two times per day and magnesium forte. They've tried so many things but nothing seems to work. He rolls, stretches, doesn't relax etc, his mum had this issue and they both have blue feet. She may well have missed something you've already written about it but she can't find it. In my response, I recommend: -This podcast on muscle cramping How To Cycle Your Calories & Carbs Jeff says: Question about fat burn and calories deficit. He generally stays in fat burn and eats pretty healthy. He's wondering if he works out everyday and he's anywhere between 500-1000 cal deficit is that safe and OK to do, how long of a time period can he go that way? He only has 5-10 pounds to lose but he's really working on endurance, muscle strength and so forth. In my response, I recommend: -GetFitGuy.com The 5 Best Books For Power & Strength Jason says: He's a police officer in Albury and he's looking to start reading books on function strength for policing, he's looking to gain power and strength. What books would you recommend for that? In my response, I recommend: -Starting Strength -Mass Made Simple -Neuromass -Naked Warrior -MILO Strength
01:24:39 8/17/2016
My guest on today's podcast, Ryan Munsey, is a former fitness model and gym-owner-turned writer, speaker, and biohacker. He's a mental and physical performance specialist with a degree in Food Science & Human Nutrition from Clemson University, and a wealth of knowledge on topics such as smart drugs, lucid dreaming, unconventional strength training and cardiovascular training techniques, and dirty secrets in the supplement industry. Ryan is also the Chief Optimizer at Natural Stacks and host of the Optimal Performance Podcast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Ryan thinks most people shouldn't eat breakfast...[6:10] -The strange and shocking history of corn flakes...[20:50] -How to "hack" yourself into a state of lucid dreaming...[22:20] -How Ryan uses resistance bands to get strength breakthrough...[31:00] -The concept of something called "Hurricane training" for a huge boost in cardiovascular fitness...[39:24] -How Ryan stays lean when he can't workout... [45:45] -Ryan's unique personal "smart drug" stack that he uses...[53:00] -Why you should use caution when you see the word "proprietary" on a supplement label (and other dirty secrets of the supplements industry)...[62:10] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Ryan's article on why he skips breakfastr -The strange and shocking history of why corn flakes were invented -Ryan's podcast interview on lucid dreaming -Galantamine for lucid dreaming -CBD oil vs. Rick Simpson's oil -Rogue monster resistance bands -Ryan's article on Hurricane Training -Martin Rooney's Cardio Workouts for Warriors book -Bulletproof Instamix -The Longecity forum -How To Make Your Own Smart Drugs -Top 10 dirty secrets of the supplement industry -Natural Stacks (for CILTEP, etc.) (use 15% discount code BEN15 on anything) Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Ryan or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:11:26 8/13/2016
In the beginning of this episode, I mention "Michael Phelps cupping" and what the research really says about whether cupping does or does not work, and also mention a new study on 20-25% gains in lean muscle gain, strength and power, and this HMB-ATP stack that uses exactly what they used in the study (use 50% discount code BEN50). When it comes to healing your gut, getting rid of bloat and constipation, changing your gastrointestinal bacteria or any other digestive topic, I consider Dr. Robynne Chutkan to be one of the smartest women on the face of planet. She is on faculty at Georgetown University and founder of the Digestive Center for Women, and she is author of not one, not two, but three books that focus on her primary philosophy: healing your body from the inside out. So basically, she really loves talking about poop. Her latest book, The Microbiome Solution, is a deep dive into how and why some of our modern day living is actually causing more problems than we realized to the tiny microbes that keep us happy and healthy- household cleaners, air conditioning, processed food. In that book, she talks about eating poop, timing your probiotics, getting a dog to lick your face, eating dirt and more. In her other book, The Bloat Cure, she looks at less of the science and more at the practical nature of our bloated bellies, talking about how bloat isn't just bad Chinese food, but also things like codeine in cough syrup and dehydration and birth control pills and GMOs. During today's episode, you'll discover what I learned from reading both these books, and much more, including: -How Dr. Chutkan can actually "smell" gut issues with her patients...[16:25] -What it means if your sweat smells funky...[21:00] -What pig whipworms and hookworms have to do with getting a healthier gut...[24:30] -Why the Bedouin tribe eats camel feces when they have gut issues...[34:00] -Why the "poop pills" everyone seems to be talking about don't work...[52:50] -Which common musculoskeletal imbalance can cause constipation, no matter how healthy you eat...[55:56] -Why your medications and supplements may be making you constipated, and what you can do about it...[62:30] -How wine can be either good or bad for your microbiome, depending on when you drink the wine...[67:45] -The best time of day to take probiotics if you are also taking antibiotics...[69:30] -Beans cause bloat for lots of people, you'll discover one special ingredient you can add to them to keep this from happening...[72:55] -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Microbiome Solution: A Radical New Way to Heal Your Body from the Inside Out -The Bloat Cure: 101 Natural Solutions for Real and Lasting Relief -3 day "poop panel" to test your gut -Openbiome for fecal transplants -"How To Poop The Right Way" article -NatureCleanse Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Chutkan or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:17:05 8/10/2016
When it comes to plant based medicine, my guest on today's podcast is widely considered to be a groudbreaking pioneer. His name is Dennis McKenna. Dennis's research - spanning back to the 1970's - has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. During the early 1970's, he developed a technique for cultivating psilocybin mushrooms with his brother Terence McKenna and they later published what they had learned in a book entitled Psilocybin - Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide. Dennis has conducted extensive ethnobotanical fieldwork in the Peruvian, Colombian, and Brasilian Amazon. His doctoral research (University of British Columbia, 1984) focused on the ethnopharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. He is a founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute, and was a key organizer and participant in the Hoasca Project, the first biomedical investigation of ayahuasca used by the UDV, a Brazilian religious group. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The strange magazine, still published, that Dennis's father used to read - a magazine that first got Dennis interested in the "paranormal" and psychedelics... -How DMT works, and ways that you can induce the same psychedelic sensation that DMT induces without actually using something like ayahuasca... -Ways that you can induce deep sleep without relying upon compounds such as valium or ambien... -Why one common spice that you can find on the counter at Starbucks can send you on a hallucinogenic trip... -The difference between an ayahuasca experience in rural South America vs. an urban New York loft... -Why Silicone Valley is obsessed with LSD microdosing as a creativity-enhancing "smart drug"... -How psilocybin works to enhance your connection with nature and how you may be able to activate this via other mechanisms... -How one can safely "source" these kind of plant-based medicines in their local community... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Fate magazine -Deltasleeper device -10 ways to activate the pineal gland -The ajna light -Passionflower extract -Nutmeg essential oil -Kava kava extract -Syrian rue extract -Hefter.org and MAPS.org -Ayaadvisor.org -LSD Microdosing: The New Job Enhancer In Silicon Valley And Beyond? -Pre-frontal cortex tapping -erowid.org for online drug information -Alexendra Tannous's Sound Meditation video -The WholeTones Sound of Healing CD's -Psilocybin - Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide -The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching -The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss -Botanical Medicines: The Desk Reference for Major Herbal Supplements Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dennis McKenna or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:14:52 8/6/2016
August 3, 2016 Podcast: 357: The Great Olive Oil Hoax, Warrior vs. Worrier Gene, Maintaining Muscle During Endurance Exercise, The Ultimate Guide To Napping & More. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: New ketone drink (developed by Department of Defense): may help athletes unlock their potential. Tour de France winner @chrisfroome says: "I've cut back on carbs completely but I'm not losing muscle." You think you know olive oil, eh? Read this for some shocking news? - then go here to see what I personally use. How to have a lean, mean baby. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FitLife: Use discount code BEN for 20% off anything! -Casper: Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting www.casper.com/BEN and using promo code 'BEN'. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. August 6, 2016: Join Ben for the Portland Spartan Sprint and 4 hr Hurricane Heat. Click here to sign up! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ---------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. The Ultimate Guide To Napping Grant says: He recently saw your Snapchat story on napping. You said you naturally wake up after a 20-30 minutes daily nap and its part of your ritual. He's curious how your body naturally goes 20-40 minutes and wakes up by itself without an alarm? What does it mean if you nap longer, like 2-4 hours? In my response, I recommend: -Supermemo napping article -Withing Aura -Sleepstream (use Powernap function) -Lavender essential oil -Sleepmask -SR1 Deltasleeper -Masimo pulse oximeter How Much Coffee Can You Drink If You're Pregnant or Breastfeeding? Dalice says: She loves the podcast! After the recent podcast with Dr. Chopra, she has a question about coffee while breastfeeding. The studies showed that coffee consumption had little impact on the child when pregnant, is this still the case when breastfeeding? She has a 4.5 month old daughter and she wants to know if she can safely drink caffeinated coffee while breastfeeding. In my response, I recommend: - How To Maintain Muscle During Long Endurance Exercise Aleksi says: He loves the podcast and he's been listening for many years. His question regards hiking. He's going to Norway for a week-long hiking trip and he's wondering how he can keep himself healthy and not lose too much muscle during the trip, with the least amount of weight to carry? And would that change if he were to hike a 2000m Appalachian trail instead of a week-long hike? In my response, I recommend: -NatureAminos -Algae article -Colostrum -Exogenous ketone + C8 & my article "How To Get Into Ketosis: The Ultimate Guide" -BPC-157 & SARMS like LGD-4033 -Broken Skull Challenge Warrior vs. Worrier Gene Cathy says: She loves the podcast. She has a question about the COMT mutation, which she has. She knows it means you can have a hard time breaking down catecholamines. She has major insomnia issues, if she's out late at night she just can't wind down, she feels like she has adrenaline and cortisol issues going on, and its really difficult for her to fall asleep. She's wondering if you have any advice for people with the COMT mutation and if there's anything they can do to help breakdown the catecholamines that would help her get more into her parasympathetic nervous system? In my response, I recommend: -Thorne multivitamin -Magnesium lotion -DIM -For Worrier: Brain Food -23andme
01:33:28 8/3/2016
At a health conference, two years ago, I met a giant, 6'5" basketball player - a beast of man - who swore that his entire fitness routine was comprised of yoga and basketball. I scoffed at this, swearing that the guy must be sneaking away to the gym to hoist a barbell or do explosive plyometrics... ...but then, just a few months later, I met another guy (a very ripped and athletic guy) at a different health conference, and this guy - named Dean Pohlman - completely destroyed me in an obstacle course competition, then informed me afterwards that his training primarily consisted of... ...you guessed it: yoga. So as you can imagine, I was somewhat intrigued with how one could use yoga to do things like maintain a very aesthetic body and build athleticism, and I had Dean on a podcast episode called "How To Get Ripped With Yoga". That episode was so popular and helped so many people get fit with Dean's special flavor of yoga, that I decided to get Dean back on today's episode to talk yoga, mobility, athleticism, and much more! Dean is the founder of Man Flow Yoga, a fitness-centric style of yoga dedicating to helping anybody who wants to get ripped with yoga to not just get ripped, but to also get massive increases in their flexibility, core strength, endurance, balance, and bodily awareness. It's basically yoga for people that want the physical benefits without the lifestyle change of becoming a hippie. You hold the postures much longer, more emphasis is placed on technique (instead of the spiritual), and the workouts are more catered to the physical needs of guys (although his workouts are equally accessible to women). Dean was a former collegiate-lacrosse player when he discovered the potential that yoga had to help improve physical fitness for athletes. He rejected the traditional approach to yoga, however, and in 2013 created a brand of yoga that catered to the more physical fitness-inclined individual. He is the author of the #1 bestselling Yoga Basics for Men eBook, and he has been featured in the Huffington Post, Fox 13 Tampa News, Austin KXAN News, Ben Greenfield Fitness (of course!), and many more top-ranked podcasts. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The five things Dean does every morning to create a perfect day... -The one breakfast Dean has every morning, 365 days a year... -What happens when you hold a pose in yoga for 60-90 seconds instead of the standard 10-30 seconds... -Why yoga will create a muscular imbalance in your back and shoulders, and what you can do about it... -How to develop power and brute strength with yoga... -Why Dean doesn't get into the spiritual side of yoga much, and my disagreement with Dean on this... -Why yoga doesn't increase your mobility, and what you can do about it... -Dean's top tool he uses to quickly remove muscle knots... -How Dean uses his elbow and other body parts to massage himself prior to yoga... -My crazy home massage routine that includes infrared, wholetones music, CBD, ayurvedic oils and more... -Why you should push the "reboot" button on your body each year (and how to do it)... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Get Ripped With Yoga podcast with Dean. -Dean's ManFlowYoga program -Dean's Mobility Project (use code "greenfield25" for 25% discount) -Miracle Morning -CILTEP -Ben's new "Foundation" based morning routine -Brain Octane -Ben's Pau d' Arco bark tea article -Venom Suspension Straps for yoga -Neuromass book -The Kundalini yoga routine that Ben does twice per week -The KnotOut muscle adhesion tools -Ben's metabolic mobility routine video -The BioMat -NatureCBD -Wholetones music Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dean or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:10:17 7/30/2016
Quick question: when was the last time you listened to music? Or white noise? Or "binaural beats"? Or any other form of audio? And did you ever give any thought to the frequency of the actual wavelengths of sound contained within that audio? Until recently, I didn't. I had no clue that frequencies of sound, frequencies of music, and even the frequencies of the piano that my kids practice each day or the guitar and ukelele that I practice each day can actually affect cognitive function, heart health, liver, kidneys, digestion, libido, mood and much, much more. But at a recent health summit, someone handed me a book called "The Sound Of Healing", written by author Michael Tyrrell...along with a handful of CD's that Michael had recorded. These CD's, called "Wholetones" are described as music that "heals, repairs, and protects against disease." So, skeptical but curious, I sat down and read the entire Sound Of Healing book, and I began occasionally listening to the CD's while driving, while getting a massage, while sitting in my sauna, etc. Every time I finished a CD, I had such a unique feeling of elation and satisfaction after listening, I downloaded a digital tuning app and retuned my guitar and my ukelele to the "frequencies" Michael described in the book. This may all seem a bit "woo-woo", but it made a huge difference in the ability of a song to make me feel uplifted and full of positive energy as I played it. I managed to get Michael on today's podcast, and during our discussion you'll discover: -Why the music and sound you listen to every day is not tuned the right way and can actually be destroying organ function... -How sound frequencies affect the human body, water, plants and more... -How to "re-tune" music and sound to heal organs and provide therapy to the body... -How to combine light and sound to de-stress your body... -Why digital sound from CD's and mp3's are not as good as analog sound from things like vinyl albums, and what you can do about it if you don't want to buy a vinyl record turntable... -The best way to use the sound to heal your body and to target specific organ systems... -What Michael thinks about the use of tuning forks as vibrational sound therapy... -How can a musician "re-tune" their instrument to the correct frequency... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The WholeTones Healing CD's -The Sound Of Healing book -Digital tuning device -The fluoride "deception" conspiracy podcast I recorded -The Biomat device -Royal Rife -DETA electromagnetic bioresonance devices -DELTASleeper device -Earthpulse device -SADIE recording software -Tuning the Human Biofield book (tuning fork therapy) Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Michael or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
01:06:07 7/27/2016
Muscle is not for bodybuilders anymore. Instead muscle (not the big, bulky stuff, but the tight, toned lean stuff) is now heavily correlated with everything from anti-aging to cognitive performance to metabolism and beyond. So it's pretty darn important, even if you have no desire to strut in a Speedo on muscle beach. But have you ever wondered how fast you lose muscle when you stop working out? How about how muscle you can expect to lose when you age? The best way to maintain muscle? From cutting-edge NASA research on maintaining maximum muscle as you age to the surprising nutrients that have been proven by science to keep muscle on your body as long as possible, you're about to discover all these answers and much more in today's podcast. My guest in today's episode, Alex James Ritson, is currently finalizing a Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Middlesex University in London, is co-owner of Lean Body Performance, an online nutrition and training coaching company and is very well-versed in a particular area of interest that he has: how protein intake affects lean muscle preservation. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What exactly happens to your muscle when you are "bed-bound" or unable to exercise... -How fast you lose muscle and how fast you lose strength when you quit working out (you'll be surprised!)... -The actual cellular mechanisms behind muscle loss... -Exactly how much muscle you lose as you age, and the latest research that shows how you can slow down that muscle-loss process... -Specific activities that have been shown maintain muscle that don't involve lifting weights... -The top specific supplements or nutrients that stave off muscle loss when you can't exercise... -The fascinating lessons we can learn from astronauts and space research when it comes to maintenance of muscle.... -How to strike a balance between anti-aging, longevity and protein restriction and not losing too much muscle... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Compex for electronic stimulation 10-15 minutes per day -Kaatsu occlusion training -2-3g leucine per day -10-20g essential amino acids per day -10g creatine monohydrate per day -3g HMB per day -800-1000IU Vitamin D3 per day -3g fish oil per day -Infrared sauna -This article on a new NASA exercise device for muscle maintenance -Live strong and prosper: the importance of skeletal muscle strength for healthy ageing. -Nutritional strategies to attenuate muscle disuse atrophy. -Essential amino acid and carbohydrate supplementation ameliorates muscle protein loss in humans during 28 days bedrest. -Influence of concurrent exercise or nutrition countermeasures on thigh and calf muscle size and function during 60 days of bed rest in women. -Case-Study: Muscle Atrophy and Hypertrophy in a Premier League Soccer Player During Rehabilitation From ACL Injury. -Fish oil supplementation suppresses resistance exercise and feeding?induced increases in anabolic signaling without affecting myofibrillar protein synthesis in young men. -Effects of creatine loading and prolonged creatine supplementation on body composition, fuel selection, sprint and endurance performance in humans. -Effect of ?-hydroxy-?-methylbutyrate (HMB) on lean body mass during 10 days of bed rest in older adults. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Alex or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
56:52 7/23/2016
July 19, 2016 Podcast: 356: How Long Does It Take Muscles To Recover, Should You Stretch During Weight Training, Which Form Of Creatine Is Best & Much More. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: Chalk another one up to the legal, performance enhancing effects of LIGHT: (this is a podcast about what I use for light therapy). Would you try the "Herschel Walker" workout? An entertaining read. Non-motorized treadmill is the way to go. This study shows why. SO many benefits over motorized. (here is the TrueForm treadmill Ben uses) You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FitLife: Use discount code BEN for 20% off anything! -Onnit: Go to onnit.com/Ben10 for 10% off supplements and foods and onnit.com/Ben5 for 5% off fitness equipment. -Harry's: Enter code BEN at checkout to get $5 off and help support the show. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. August 6, 2016: Join Ben for the Portland Spartan Sprint and 4 hr Hurricane Heat. Click here to sign up! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ---------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. How Long Does It Take Muscles To Recover Jack says: How long does it take your muscles to fully recover after a weight training session? He currently does hard sessions 2-3x/week and wants to know if he's over training. He only gives his body 3 days rest before the next training session - is this enough time to allow his muscles to recover? In my response, I recommend: -My article on top workout recovery tactics - Compex for electronic stimulation 10-15 minutes per day -2-3g leucine per day-10-20g essential amino acids per day-10g creatine monohydrate per day -3g HMB per day -800-1000IU Vitamin D3 per day -3g fish oil per day -Infrared sauna Should You Stretch During Weight Training? Larissa says: Is she wrong to be stretching each muscle group after she works them out with weights? She feels compelled to do this naturally and it feels amazing, but she noticed at the gym there's no stretching area and none of the giant guys working out around me stretch ever. Also, heavy cardio makes her gain weight. She's assuming its water. Is this always going to happen? In my response, I recommend: - The Ultimate Guide To Getting Rid Of A Back Hunch Kyle says: He's a huge fan of the podcast. For kyphosis, what are some really good exercises or treatments? He has a tendency to hunch and he tries to catch himself. He often puts his arms out to his side and puts his thumbs outwards - just always trying to correct his posture. He knows there's the sitting solution but he's wondering if there's any exercises or in-home treatments he can do. He's heard of things such as laying on a hardwood floor for minutes at a time, do you have any other suggestions? In my response, I recommend: -Sitting Solution book -Deskbound book -My recent core foundation article Which Form Of Creatine Is Best? Paul says: He's been taking 5g creatine for a couple of years for the cognitive and hormal benefits you've talked about on the podcast many times. The form he's been taking is the type you recommend, micronised creatine monohydrate. However he recently heard that creatine monohydrate needs to be periodically cycled out of the body due to the build up of waste products creatinine in the blood stream. Is this something he should be concerned with and would you recommend switching to a creatine HCL which supposedly does not cause a creatinine build up and is also supposed to be more bio-available requiring about half the normal dosage? In my response, I recommend: -Thorne Creatine -----------------------------------------------------
01:21:08 7/20/2016
Meet Jon Call, who calls himself "Jujimufu", and is also known as The Anabolic Acrobat. The 29-year-old, 5-foot-11 beast weighs in at 230 pounds. He frequently posts videos like the one below to his Instagram and YouTube channels, videos showing him accomplishing unthinkable, insane and entertaining feats that combine extreme strength with extreme flexibility... One caption on his Instagram page reads that his weekly meal prep includes..."10 lbs chicken. 8 lbs beef liver. 2 lbs cod fish. 20 hardboiled egg whites. 48 oz pasteurized egg whites. 9 whole eggs. 2 bags spinach. 5 lb broccoli. 2 bellpepper. 3 large onions. 1 bulb garlic. 2 avocado. 3 jalapenos. 10 lbs potatoes. 12 cup rice (before cooking)..." He's been featured on America's Got Talent hoisting supermodels overhead. He takes hot baths in giant vats of smart-drug infused coffee. He does weighted barbell splits with hundred of pounds overhead. And today, we're going to find out what makes this guy tick. During our discussion, you'll discover... -The surprising story of why Jon Call calls himself Jujimufu... -How Jujimufu transitioned from a super skinny kid who could barely do a backflip to being a ripped bodybuilder... -How Jujimufu maintains as much muscle mass as possible while still training for acrobatic performance... -The nitty-gritty details of Jujimufu's diet... -Which exercise Jujimufu does to keep his arms from shrinking... -Jujimufu's top 3 supplements, and which specific supplement he "mega-doses" on...   -Jon's top tricks for gaining flexibility as fast as possible... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -JujiMufu's Instagram page -JujiMufu on America's Got Talent -Acrobolix website -Kimera Koffee (use 10% discount code BEN) -How To Spot A Backflip video -Carlson's liquid fish oil -High dose melatonin -NatureCBD -Bamboo coffee filters -Breatheright strip -Rhinomed turbine nasal dilator Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Jujimufu or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:12:17 7/16/2016
July 13, 2016 Podcast: 355: Building Muscle With Body Weight Exercise, Why You Get Hungry, How To Detox Your Liver & More. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: Yep, you can build muscle with body weight exercises. @chriskresser explains your mysterious hunger cravings. Now *this* is a pretty dang cool mirror. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -Kimera Koffee. Check out the GoPro giveaway from Kimera at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/kimeragiveaway! Use code BEN to save 10%. Kimera Koffee is finally available in Australia through the distributor OptimOz! -Pavlok wearable habit breaking device. Visit BenGreenfieldFitness.com/pavlok.Coupon 'BEN10' for 10% off. -Earthrunners earthing sandals. At BenGreenfieldFitness.com/EarthRunners use code BEN10 for 10% off. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. August 6, 2016: Join Ben for the Portland Spartan Sprint and 4 hr Hurricane Heat. Click here to sign up! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ---------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the Podcast Sidekick. Does Muscle Scraping Work? Preston says: He's been seeing a personal trainer for the last month for his IT band and hamstring, they're very tight, he's 28 and never been able to touch his toes. For the last month they've been doing ridiculous stretches, but now his PT is beginning to use Gua Sha - the Chinese practice where they get inside your ligaments and scrape our whatever is built up to get blood flowing. Is muscle scraping good or is it woo woo? In my response, I recommend: -Graston muscle scrapers How To Detox Your Liver Michelle says: She's from upstate New York, and she's wondering about liver cleanses. She's been seeing on YouTube that folks have been drinking a concoction of olive oil and lemon juice, then having a bowl movement where stones come out of their body that are supposed to be from their liver. It sounds like a cool way to purge toxins from you liver but she wants to get your thoughts to see if its safe or not? In my response, I recommend: -NatureCleanse -Liver detox Regenokine Stem Cell Therapy Ross says: He's wondering what you think of stem cell therapy for treatment of injuries instead of surgery? Traditional doctors only seem to be interested in surgery and don't place much stock at all in the stem cell therapy, and the stem cell guys think stem cells are the way of the future. Regenics is the particular therapy he's thinking about, to repair articular cartilage damage in his knee, and he's wondering what you think? In my response, I recommend: -BPC-157 -This podcast interview on stem cell therapy with Shawn Stephenson Are Tattoos Unhealthy? Karen says: She's an ultra purist for what she puts in and on your body, as she knows you are too. She's never heard anyone address tattoos and injecting ink into the body. Is it harmful, is it not? Do you think we'll find out in 20 years that it is? She would love to hear your response! In my response, I recommend: -National Tattoo Supply, Eternal, Skin Candy, Dynamic and Kuro Sumi -Metal Free -Cyto ----------------------------------------------------- Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!
01:15:09 7/13/2016
I recently watched a fascinating video about sports technology in which Dr. Mounir Zok, who is the Director of Technology and Innovation for the U.S. Olympic Committee, delves into everything from electronic tattoos that read body signals to contact lenses that analyze fluid in the eyes for instant self-quantification. In other words, this guy is the nerd who biohacks the jocks. Dr. Zok, who holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, plays an instrumental and strategic role in bringing emerging technologies to Team USA. He is responsible for championing, setting up and running high-performance technology programs that increase the medaling chances of Team USA athletes at the future Olympic and Paralympic Games, including wearable technology, smart textiles and fabric, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. And Dr. Zok is fluent in four languages. So he is officially one. Smart. Cookie. In today's episode, we take a deep dive into the realm of advanced self-quantification techniques for athletes. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Zok measures the oxygen levels in his muscles... -Why sweat and tears are the new goldmine in self-quantification... -How an electronic, biodegradeable tattoo can be used to detect muscle and nervous system activity... -The fascinating emergence of new contact lenses for analyzing fluids in the eye... -Socks that can measure your blood lactate levels... -Headbands that can prime the motor cortex for enhanced performance... -How the US Women's Track Cycling team is using artificial intelligence to enhance training... -How to strike a balance between the fine art and the nitty-gritty science of reading the body... -Whether you need to be concerned exposure to excessive bluetooth or wifi radiation from self-quantification devices... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Mounir Zok's LinkedIn page -Flexible electronics -Mounir's video about sports technology -The Halo neuroscience device Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Zok or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
58:16 7/9/2016
Scientific American recently published the article "Beyond Resveratrol: The Anti-Aging NAD Fad", an article that proposes that... ..."recent research suggests it may be possible to reverse mitochondrial decay with dietary supplements that increase cellular levels of a molecule called NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)"... ...and also that... ..."the mitochondria in muscles of elderly mice were restored to a youthful state after just a week of injections with NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide), a molecule that naturally occurs in cells and, like NR, boosts levels of NAD"... Since that article was published I've received an onslaught of questions about this mysterious molecule called NAD. It just so happens that a friend of mine, Thomas Ingoglia, known as one of the best NAD scientists on the planet and is also in contact with the best NAD clinicians on the planet - both with decades of experience second to none. I consider Thomas himself to be one of the most knowledgeable and frequent users of NAD I've ever met, and one of the few that has been playing around with NAD in combination with cryotherapy, blueberry extract, hyperbaric oxygen and other "biohacks" to completely turn him around from being bed-ridden sick and losing half his family in a car crash to being in the best health of his life, including crushing his first Spartan race with me last year (prior to which took high doses of NAD). Problem is, most NAD clinical researchers are all underground at the moment. The FDA doesn't look kindly at NAD supplement companies and integrative doctors, they are quite skeptical of naturopathy, and their first impulse is to turn these things and others into patentable drugs because that's the language the FDA speaks. Plus, NAD can be dangerous. Thomas even knows a guy personally (ironically, a Phd in toxicology that poisoned himself due to his own error) who hospitalized himself experimenting with the substances we're going to be talking about in this podcast episode. So you need to proceed with caution and with the formal clinical information Thomas has opened my eyes to. Along with Thomas, today's podcast features Dr. Ross Grant, Phd. Dr. Grant is perhaps the most prolific authors in the field of NAD, and he specializes on NAD in the brain. He started researching NAD research back in 1994 while being laughed at, when no one was doing NAD research. Dr. Ross Grant is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Medical School and CEO of the Australasian Research Institute, Sydney Adventist Hospital. A biochemical pharmacologist with a Ph.D. in Neurochemistry/Neuropharmacology, Dr. Grant's research is focused on NAD - specifically the role of oxidative stress - e.g. emotional stress, diet, and exercise - and NAD metabolism on brain cell death and cellular degeneration. A secondary interest is in the effect of exposure to novel nutritional components, such as polyphenols, on human cellular response to oxidative stress, with a goal of detecting and correcting early degenerative biochemical changes associated with aging-related degenerative disease. Dr. Grant is a member of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR), Australian Neuroscience society (ANS), Australian Society of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA). With forty-eight articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Dr. Grant is perhaps the most prolific author in the field of NAD research. In addition to Dr. Grant, we are joined by Dr. Philip Milgram, MD, from the NAD Treatment Center in San Diego, California. Dr. Milgram recovered from his own challenges with addiction and now helps other people in recovery from addiction, specifically by using NAD protocols. He trained in 1991 with Vernon Johnson, the man who coined the term "Intervention". He was certified as a Prevention Specialist by the Certifying Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CCBADC) in 2001, and has three degrees in counseling from UCSD; in Counseling and Interpersonal Communication, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Advanced Intervention. In addition to NAD Treatment Center, Dr. Milgram served as the original Medical Director of Confidential Recovery and the Pemarro Detox Center. He has also served as the Medical Consultant for The Soledad House Recovery Home for Women and ABC Recovery since they opened. He is a member of the attending staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Milgram is a member of The American Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Association of Addiction Medicine, International Doctors in AA, Like-Minded Docs Addiction Medicine, The American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the American Nutraceutical Association. During our discussion, you'll discover: -An easy explanation of what exactly NAD is and what it does inside your body... -The protocol Thomas used to go from being addicted to opiates and chronically fatigued to completely healed... -How NAD can break addictions to alcohol, food, opiates and more... -The relationship between anti-aging and NAD... -The important difference between Nicotinamide Riboside vs. Nicotinamide (NMN) vs. NAD+... -The best way to "flood your body" with NAD, and why grapes and blueberries are so important when it comes to your NAD levels... -What kind of compounds, foods and lifestyle strategies enhance the effect of NAD... -How NAD can increase your time to exhaustion during exercise by over 15%... -How Thomas used NAD to enhance his performance in a Spartan race... -The best way to test your own NAD levels... -How NAD can be used in the treatment of Lyme Disease... -The best resource for people to delve more into NAD research... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book by Nady Braidy: NAD+ metabolism in neurodegeneration and ageing -NAD Treatment Center in San Diego, California -Nicotinamide supplements (be careful with dosage on this, as we discuss in podcast!) -Nicotinamide Riboside supplements (dosage also discussed in podcast) -Resveratrol supplements -Wild blueberry concentrate supplements Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Grant, Dr. Mingram, Thomas Ingoglia or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:14:30 7/6/2016
Note: There is a special addendum at the end of this podcast episode in which Ben mentions the book "Ego Is The Enemy", this sermon on Time & Resources by a man named Toby Sumpter and the practice of iridology. Last month, I released the podcast episode entitled "Why Is My Cortisol High Even Though I'm Doing Everything Right? Hidden Causes Of High Cortisol, The DUTCH Test & More!". In that episode with fellow podcaster and health consultant Chris Kelly, we delved into the mystery of why cortisol can be so high in someone such as myself who sleeps well, does meditation, yoga, and lives a relatively stress-free life. It was a fascinating, extremely popular episode, but created just as many questions as it answered about what really causes high cortisol in people, and whether it's something you even need to worry about in the first place! To delve into the cortisol mystery more, after that episode, Chris Kelly introduced me to Dr. Bryan Walsh, a naturopathic doctor from Maryland, with an amazing series of WellnessFX lab testing interpretation videos on YouTube. Dr. Walsh has an extremely sharp mind, an extensive fitness background, a degree in naturopathic medicine, and a host of additional training and certifications. His wife is a naturopath too, so his children are probably some of the healthiest on the planet. When tough cases or head-scratching lab results arise, Dr. Walsh turns from mild-mannered dad and husband into forensic physiologist, pulling out his microscope to analyze blood, saliva, urine, lifestyle and whatever else he has to, in order to solve the medical mystery. Dr. Walsh ran an extensive series of follow-up lab tests on me, primarily through the laboratory testing services of another functional medicine practitioner - a chiropractor in Atlanta, Georgia named Dr. Brady Hurst. At his company, TrueHealthLabs, Dr. Hurst uses advanced laboratory tools to uncover hidden dysfunctions and uses primarily drugless treatment plans to restore those dysfunctions. TrueHealthLabs has a number of direct-to-consumer tests that are not traditional lab tests and can instead be custom panels that a doctor or patient can order. They even offer some functional lab testing in Europe. In this episode, Dr. Brady Hurst, Dr. Bryan Walsh and I completely geek out on the high cortisol lab testing results and during our discussion, you'll discover: -The secret ingredients the green morning smoothie that Dr. Bryan gives to his young children... -How to keep your morning green smoothie from getting oxidized or damaged by the blender... -The seven stage home filtration process Dr. Brady uses to filter his water... -The very first additional hormone you should test for if you find out your cortisol is high... -The best lab panel to look at whether or not your body is actually producing adequate antioxidants... -When high HDL (commonly known as good cholesterol) can actually be a bad thing... -How high cortisol down-regulates your metabolism and your insulin sensitivity and puts your body into fat storage mode... -Why thyroid replacement medications or natural thyroid supplements rarely work to fix the thyroid... -When you don't need to actually worry about high liver enzymes on a blood lab test... -The hidden laboratory marker that can tell you if you need to be consuming more sea salt and minerals... -How to tell if your body has excess oxidative stress, and what you can do about it... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -iSpring Reverse Osmosis filter -Apex Energetics supplements that Dr. Brady uses -Liposomal glutathione -Article: How To Biohack Your Green Smoothie (And Can High Speed Blenders Really Damage Your Food?) -DUTCH Urine Steroid Hormone Profile -Ben Greenfield's DUTCH test results -TrueHealthLabs Oxidative Stress Profile -Ben Greenfield's Oxidative Stress Profile results -TrueHealthLabs Custom Lab Testing - Ben tested the following: a. NMR Lipoprofile b. Oxidized LDL c. ACTH, cortisol, and aldosterone d. LH, FSH e. Free and total testosterone f. Prolactin g. C-peptide -Ben Greenfield's TrueHealthLabs Custom Lab Testing results Extra Notes: After our call, in a flurry of e-mails, Dr. Walsh also recommended the following follow up tests: Lymphocyte subset panel (CD4/CD8) - Your lymphocytes are relatively low compared to your neutrophils, so I'm not sure it would show much, but this panel shows ratios of lymphocytes, regardless of their total levels, and could offer a little info. Cytokine panel - I'm a little hesitant on the accuracy of these panels, but they are used in research, so I think they are accurate enough for our purposes. This might show a tendency for a Th1/Th2/Th17 shift, which could be interesting to know. High cortisol is often associated with a Th2 dominance, which this panel would theoretically show. If it were me, I'd be curious about the results of this panel. Neopterin - This is a huge stretch, but I personally love this marker. When neopterin is elevated, it suggests an Th1 response due to activated macrophages. If I had to bet money, I'd say this would come back normal for you but again, medicine attempts to rule out things first, and this would rule out any Th1 involvement. I don't suspect any autoimmunity in you, but if you're getting your blood drawn anyways, you could run something like ANA. This won't identify all autoimmune conditions, but some. I'm on the fence about this marker. There's one other marker you could run, but I would only run it for educational purposes for your listeners, and that is Glycomark, also known as 1,5 anhydroglucitol. This is one of my favorite markers of all time, because it measures postprandial glucose levels two weeks prior to the test, which is just awesome. I suspect that this marker, when abnormal, is the first of the glucose regulatory markers to show tendencies for glucose dysregulation, far before fasting glucose, c-peptide, or A1C. Cyrex panels - You mentioned this on the call. If you're truly using yourself as an experiment for the benefit of listeners, you could run their antibody panel and/or their intestinal permeability panel. I know you've had some gut issues in the past, so the latter might be of interest. For the average patient, we usually use these when things aren't resolving well, but for myself, if money weren't an issue and I was truly doing an experiment, I'd run these panels to see what came up. If you've indeed had elevated cortisol for a few years now, and possibly elevated ACTH, it may be that you actually have enlarged adrenal glands capable of making more hormones. Here's the thought process. ACTH is a "trophic" hormone, meaning it enlarges its target organ (adrenals). Not only that, the cells of the three layers of the adrenal glands can be repurposed for making different hormones than they were designed to. For example, cells in the outer-most layer of the cortex (glomerulosa) normally make aldosterone. But in the presence of sustained and elevated ACTH, the cells of the glomerulosa can morph into fasiculata cells, which normally make more cortisol. Thus, it may not only take less ACTH to stimulate cortisol release, but if the cells of the glomerulosa are repurposed, they will make less aldosterone, which is something you're seeing on your lab as well. If you did want to ask a doc to humor you and get an ultrasound on your liver, you can see if they would be willing to do it on your adrenal glands as well. There are cash-based ultrasound clinics around and you wouldn't even need a doctor's recommendation. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Brady Hurst from TrueHealthLabs, Dr. Bryan Walsh or Ben Greenfield? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:32:16 7/2/2016
NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. June 29, 2016 Podcast: 354: Grow Muscles Faster, Pro Athlete Biohacks, Living Long With High Cholesterol & More. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Ben is using a mini air purifier. The rise and fall of Theranos: so many lessons in a drop of blood Want a muscle to grow faster? "pre-exhaust" the slow-twitch fibers prior to strength training - and check out the book "Neuromass" by Jon Bruney. I'm guessing this has something to do with negative ions/grounding/earthing effect...try some EarthRunners perhaps? Yet another very good reason to camp and hunt (massive fat loss) this study ROCKS. This mitochondrial lesson is EXACTLY why I have "go fast" and "go slow" in my Look Good Naked/Longevity plan. I'm glad the NBA is finally catching on to all our "weirdo" biohacks. Another NBA biohack - transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) - professional athletes seem to be early adopters of what we scoff at. HIGHLY recommend you pay attention to the vagal nerve tips from @drjackkruse in this excellent article. After stopping marathoning @ryanhall3 is looking pretty bad ass, isn't he? What do you think is better for the body? Hard, hard 5K or long, long marathon? Here's a clue. Training in Line W/ Your Genetic Potential Can Boost Your Performance Gains More Than 600%, DNAFit? Studies Say. Here is where to get DNAFit test for yourself. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -EXO Cricket Bars. Go to http://www.exoprotein.com/ben, where you can try a sampler pack with all their most popular flavors for less than ten bucks including free shipping (that's 33% off!) and discover what all the hype is about. -Onnit. http://www.onnit.com/Ben10 for 10% off supplements and foods and http://www.onnit.com/Ben5 for 5% off fitness equipment -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! July 12, 2016: Ben is speaking on "Shattering Fat Loss and Diet Myths" at the Natural Grocers store in Gilbert, AZ from 6-7pm. Click here for details! August 6, 2016: Join Ben for the Portland Spartan Sprint and 4 hr Hurricane Heat. Click here to sign up! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. How Much Sun Is Too Much? David says: Firstly, thank you for all the great information you provide. Secondly, he has a question in relation to dermatology. Being summer, he's started to spend more time in the sun to make sure his vitamin D levels are on point. He rarely uses sunscreen, instead deciding to titrate up his sun exposure as the season goes on. Lately he's been noticing he's not getting burnt but developing nice coloring when he spends 1-2 hours in the sun. However, he is noticing a growth in freckles and moles. Can you speak to how this happens and the mechanisms that drive the growth of moles and freckles on the skin. In my response, I recommend: Does A Sauna Shrink Your Sperm? Claire says: Claire is from Northern Ireland and her and her husband like to use the sauna and steam for hypothermic conditioning after a gym workout. Could this be detrimental to trying to convince a child? Also, any biohacks for two 40+ years old's trying to conceive? In my response, I recommend: -Sauna health effect on sperm study -Four Hour Body Tim Ferriss iPhone experiment -50 Ways To Boost Your Sperm Count How To Live Long If Your Cholesterol Level Are High Rick says: He loves listening to the podcast, and thanks for causing him to re-evaluate how he uses fatty coffee in his diet as he knows he has high cholesterol. He's been testing and trying to see where it's at as far as particle size goes, and was told today he has high count of small particles size, the ones that cause problems. His 9 year old son was in for his yearly checkup and they tested his cholesterol and it was also high. The doctor said if they don't get a handle on it in the next 6 months they want to put him on statan drugs, which Rick went on 10 years ago and experienced bad side effects. They refuse to put their child on it, so they're just trying to figure out how to stack the deck in their favor as they navigate the healthcare system. Any advice on how to live a long and healthy live with the elevated cholesterol levels? In my response, I recommend: -The Daily Lipid Podcast Episode 16: Dietary Management of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth Gina says: She's a long time listener. She was recently diagnosed with grinding her teeth at night, and western medicine's only solution to that is to design a plastic mouth guard, so she's still grinding her teeth, just not on the enamel. If you google the average recommendations are reduce caffeine, alcohol and levels of stress, and she's already working on all three. She's quit coffee, alcohol consumption is limited and she's doing everything she can about stress. Is there anything else you've heard of that can help her solve this? In my response, I recommend: -Trace liquid minerals -Aztec sea salt -Craniosacral therapy/jaw realignment -Gut panel
01:44:27 6/29/2016
NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. June 29, 2016 Podcast: 354: Grow Muscles Faster, Pro Athlete Biohacks, Living Long With High Cholesterol & More. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Ben is using a mini air purifier. The rise and fall of Theranos: so many lessons in a drop of blood Want a muscle to grow faster? "pre-exhaust" the slow-twitch fibers prior to strength training - and check out the book "Neuromass" by Jon Bruney. I'm guessing this has something to do with negative ions/grounding/earthing effect...try some EarthRunners perhaps? Yet another very good reason to camp and hunt (massive fat loss) this study ROCKS. This mitochondrial lesson is EXACTLY why I have "go fast" and "go slow" in my Look Good Naked/Longevity plan. I'm glad the NBA is finally catching on to all our "weirdo" biohacks. Another NBA biohack - transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) - professional athletes seem to be early adopters of what we scoff at. HIGHLY recommend you pay attention to the vagal nerve tips from @drjackkruse in this excellent article. After stopping marathoning @ryanhall3 is looking pretty bad ass, isn't he? What do you think is better for the body? Hard, hard 5K or long, long marathon? Here's a clue. Training in Line W/ Your Genetic Potential Can Boost Your Performance Gains More Than 600%, DNAFit? Studies Say. Here is where to get DNAFit test for yourself. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -EXO Cricket Bars. 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And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. How Much Sun Is Too Much? David says: Firstly, thank you for all the great information you provide. Secondly, he has a question in relation to dermatology. Being summer, he's started to spend more time in the sun to make sure his vitamin D levels are on point. He rarely uses sunscreen, instead deciding to titrate up his sun exposure as the season goes on. Lately he's been noticing he's not getting burnt but developing nice coloring when he spends 1-2 hours in the sun. However, he is noticing a growth in freckles and moles. Can you speak to how this happens and the mechanisms that drive the growth of moles and freckles on the skin. In my response, I recommend: Does A Sauna Shrink Your Sperm? Claire says: Claire is from Northern Ireland and her and her husband like to use the sauna and steam for hypothermic conditioning after a gym workout. Could this be detrimental to trying to convince a child? Also, any biohacks for two 40+ years old's trying to conceive? In my response, I recommend: -Sauna health effect on sperm study -Four Hour Body Tim Ferriss iPhone experiment -50 Ways To Boost Your Sperm Count How To Live Long If Your Cholesterol Level Are High Rick says: He loves listening to the podcast, and thanks for causing him to re-evaluate how he uses fatty coffee in his diet as he knows he has high cholesterol. He's been testing and trying to see where it's at as far as particle size goes, and was told today he has high count of small particles size, the ones that cause problems. His 9 year old son was in for his yearly checkup and they tested his cholesterol and it was also high. The doctor said if they don't get a handle on it in the next 6 months they want to put him on statan drugs, which Rick went on 10 years ago and experienced bad side effects. They refuse to put their child on it, so they're just trying to figure out how to stack the deck in their favor as they navigate the healthcare system. Any advice on how to live a long and healthy live with the elevated cholesterol levels? In my response, I recommend: -The Daily Lipid Podcast Episode 16: Dietary Management of Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) How To Stop Grinding Your Teeth Gina says: She's a long time listener. She was recently diagnosed with grinding her teeth at night, and western medicine's only solution to that is to design a plastic mouth guard, so she's still grinding her teeth, just not on the enamel. If you google the average recommendations are reduce caffeine, alcohol and levels of stress, and she's already working on all three. She's quit coffee, alcohol consumption is limited and she's doing everything she can about stress. Is there anything else you've heard of that can help her solve this? In my response, I recommend: -Trace liquid minerals -Aztec sea salt -Craniosacral therapy/jaw realignment -Gut panel
01:44:27 6/29/2016
I received plenty of puzzled comments and inquiries from podcast listeners when, several episodes ago, I mentioned that one could gain a large number of surprising health, longevity and disease preventing benefits by drinking up to 4-6 cups of coffee a day. What I said in that episode was based on a book I recently read - a book by a Harvard medical researcher named Dr. Sanjiv Chopra. The book, entitled "The Big Five", delves into five simple things you can do to live a longer, healthier life and I actually learned quite a bit about everything from coffee to Vitamin D to nuts and beyond in it. Each of the recommendations outlined in this book has been proven by an overwhelming number of tests, trials, and studies to increase health and lifespan. Dr. Chopra promises that if you adapt the five simple, virtually-free suggestions in his book, you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed - without needing the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, and state-of-the-art gym equipment. Since I'm all about natural living, anti-aging and longevity, I decided I had to get this guy on the show. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is Professor of Medicine and served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School for 12 years. He is the James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chopra has more than 150 publications and seven books to his credit. Dr. Chopra is Editor-in-Chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by more than 850,000 physicians in 149 countries. He is a sought after motivational speaker across the United States and abroad, addressing diverse audiences on topics related to medicine, leadership, happiness, and living with purpose. Awards bestowed upon Dr. Chopra include.... * The George W. Thorn Award - 1985 * Received the highest accolade from the graduating class of Harvard Medical School, the Excellence in Teaching Award - 1991 * The Robert S. Stone Award - 1995 * American Gastroenterological Association's Distinguished Educator Award - 2003 * Elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians, a singular honor bestowed to only a select few individuals for being ?citizen physicians, educational innovators, scientific thinkers and humanists who inspire those around him or her and sets the standards for quality in medicine - 2009 * Recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor for "Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one's personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one's particular heritage."-2012 On May 10, 2016, Dr. Chopra released his 8th book titled, The Big Five: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life, and during our discussion about the book, you'll discover: -The shocking answer to the question Dr. Chopra asks when he's giving a lecture on liver disorders... -The famous philosopher who drank 60-70 cups of coffee per day... -Whether it matters if the coffee is caffeinated or decaffeinated... -The one organ in your body that highly benefits from caffeinated versions of coffee... -The surprising myth about coffee, blood pressure and heart rate... -How many cups of coffee you can actually drink per day if you are a pregnant woman... -How men and women respond differently to coffee, and why... -Fast caffeine oxidizers vs. slow caffeine oxidizers, and which does not respond to caffeine's effects on exercise... -Dr. Chopra's thoughts on coffee enemas... -The effect of coffee on muscle motor units... -The "world's most expensive coffee" from elephant dung and weasel poop... -The trick to know if you are getting enough Vitamin D from natural sunlight... -Why mold in peanuts and coffee may not be as big an issue as you think... -How meditation affects your telomeres, your cells and your gut... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Weasel poop coffee (Wild Kopi Luwak, the World's Most Exclusive Coffee, Sustainably Sourced From Sumatra, Indonesia) -Black Ivory coffee -Genetically Engineered 'Mighty Mouse' Can Run 6 Kilometers Without Stopping -Coffee Enema 101 article -Maranatha peanut butter -Arrowhead Mills peanut butter -Vitamin D3 + Vitamin K2 droplets -The book "True To Form" Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Chopra or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! And be sure to check out Dr. Chopra's book: The Big Five.
01:11:19 6/25/2016
I received plenty of puzzled comments and inquiries from podcast listeners when, several episodes ago, I mentioned that one could gain a large number of surprising health, longevity and disease preventing benefits by drinking up to 4-6 cups of coffee a day. What I said in that episode was based on a book I recently read - a book by a Harvard medical researcher named Dr. Sanjiv Chopra. The book, entitled "The Big Five", delves into five simple things you can do to live a longer, healthier life and I actually learned quite a bit about everything from coffee to Vitamin D to nuts and beyond in it. Each of the recommendations outlined in this book has been proven by an overwhelming number of tests, trials, and studies to increase health and lifespan. Dr. Chopra promises that if you adapt the five simple, virtually-free suggestions in his book, you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed - without needing the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, and state-of-the-art gym equipment. Since I'm all about natural living, anti-aging and longevity, I decided I had to get this guy on the show. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is Professor of Medicine and served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School for 12 years. He is the James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chopra has more than 150 publications and seven books to his credit. Dr. Chopra is Editor-in-Chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by more than 850,000 physicians in 149 countries. He is a sought after motivational speaker across the United States and abroad, addressing diverse audiences on topics related to medicine, leadership, happiness, and living with purpose. Awards bestowed upon Dr. Chopra include.... * The George W. Thorn Award - 1985 * Received the highest accolade from the graduating class of Harvard Medical School, the Excellence in Teaching Award - 1991 * The Robert S. Stone Award - 1995 * American Gastroenterological Association's Distinguished Educator Award - 2003 * Elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians, a singular honor bestowed to only a select few individuals for being ?citizen physicians, educational innovators, scientific thinkers and humanists who inspire those around him or her and sets the standards for quality in medicine - 2009 * Recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honor for "Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one's personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one's particular heritage."-2012 On May 10, 2016, Dr. Chopra released his 8th book titled, The Big Five: Five Simple Things You Can Do to Live a Longer, Healthier Life, and during our discussion about the book, you'll discover: -The shocking answer to the question Dr. Chopra asks when he's giving a lecture on liver disorders... -The famous philosopher who drank 60-70 cups of coffee per day... -Whether it matters if the coffee is caffeinated or decaffeinated... -The one organ in your body that highly benefits from caffeinated versions of coffee... -The surprising myth about coffee, blood pressure and heart rate... -How many cups of coffee you can actually drink per day if you are a pregnant woman... -How men and women respond differently to coffee, and why... -Fast caffeine oxidizers vs. slow caffeine oxidizers, and which does not respond to caffeine's effects on exercise... -Dr. Chopra's thoughts on coffee enemas... -The effect of coffee on muscle motor units... -The "world's most expensive coffee" from elephant dung and weasel poop... -The trick to know if you are getting enough Vitamin D from natural sunlight... -Why mold in peanuts and coffee may not be as big an issue as you think... -How meditation affects your telomeres, your cells and your gut... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Weasel poop coffee (Wild Kopi Luwak, the World's Most Exclusive Coffee, Sustainably Sourced From Sumatra, Indonesia) -Black Ivory coffee -Genetically Engineered 'Mighty Mouse' Can Run 6 Kilometers Without Stopping -Coffee Enema 101 article -Maranatha peanut butter -Arrowhead Mills peanut butter -Vitamin D3 + Vitamin K2 droplets -The book "True To Form" Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Chopra or me? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! And be sure to check out Dr. Chopra's book: The Big Five.
01:11:19 6/25/2016
Dr. David Minkoff and I go way back. I first met this MD and 41 time Ironman triathlon finisher at the Half-Ironman World Championships in Florida six years ago, and interviewed him a few weeks later in the podcast episode "A Peek Into The Life of An Ironman, Natural Medicine Physician." Then, he helped me with metal detoxification using a metal chelating spray he designed, and I interviewed him about this in the podcast "How Hidden Sources Of Heavy Metals Are Destroying Your Health, And What You Can Do About It." He also helped me with my son's exercise induced asthma, which is now completely eliminated using the techniques Dr. Minkoff introduced me to in the podcast "Why More Kids Are Getting Exercise Induced Asthma, and What You Can Do About It." And last month, we recorded "Amino Acids, BCAA's, EAA's, Ketosis, Bonking & More With 41 Time Ironman Triathlete Dr. David Minkoff. ". Now Dr. Minkoff is back to talk about cancer. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The crazy story of why the voles around the Chernobyl radiation don't get cancer... -How a cancer cell produces toxic amounts of lactic acid, and why modern cancer medicine doesn't fix this problem... -Why we have been completely misled about why people actually get cancer, and why we're treating the cancer completely wrong... -How to mitigate the damage that chemotherapy causes... -Why you need to test your body's carbon dioxide levels, and how to do it... -Why too much protein - especially from dairy sources - could be a big issue when it comes to cancer... -The little-known water and blood ozonation methods Dr. Minkoff uses in his clinic, and how you can replicate the same effect in your own home... -Dr. Minkoff's controversial thoughts on "Gerston therapy" for cancer... -How you can personally decrease your chances of ever getting cancer... -And much more... More About Dr. Minkoff: Dr. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the "Phi Beta Kappa" of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, his BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 40-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer. ?????????? Resources we discuss in this episode: -Book: Tripping Over The Truth -Book: Bursting with Energy: The Breakthrough Method to Renew Youthful Energy and Restore Health -Podcast: Why You Get Cancer And What You Can Do About It -NatureAminos Essential Amino Acids -Hyperbaric oxygen therapy -Water ozonator -Kaqun water -MetalFree detox spray -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: How Hidden Sources Of Heavy Metals Are Destroying Your Health, And What You Can Do About It. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: A Peek Into The Life of An Ironman, Natural Medicine Physician. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: Why More Kids Are Getting Exercise Induced Asthma, and What You Can Do About It. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: Amino Acids, BCAA's, EAA's, Ketosis, Bonking & More With 41 Time Ironman Triathlete Dr. David Minkoff. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Minkoff? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either he or I will reply!
01:15:14 6/22/2016
Dr. David Minkoff and I go way back. I first met this MD and 41 time Ironman triathlon finisher at the Half-Ironman World Championships in Florida six years ago, and interviewed him a few weeks later in the podcast episode "A Peek Into The Life of An Ironman, Natural Medicine Physician." Then, he helped me with metal detoxification using a metal chelating spray he designed, and I interviewed him about this in the podcast "How Hidden Sources Of Heavy Metals Are Destroying Your Health, And What You Can Do About It." He also helped me with my son's exercise induced asthma, which is now completely eliminated using the techniques Dr. Minkoff introduced me to in the podcast "Why More Kids Are Getting Exercise Induced Asthma, and What You Can Do About It." And last month, we recorded "Amino Acids, BCAA's, EAA's, Ketosis, Bonking & More With 41 Time Ironman Triathlete Dr. David Minkoff. ". Now Dr. Minkoff is back to talk about cancer. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The crazy story of why the voles around the Chernobyl radiation don't get cancer... -How a cancer cell produces toxic amounts of lactic acid, and why modern cancer medicine doesn't fix this problem... -Why we have been completely misled about why people actually get cancer, and why we're treating the cancer completely wrong... -How to mitigate the damage that chemotherapy causes... -Why you need to test your body's carbon dioxide levels, and how to do it... -Why too much protein - especially from dairy sources - could be a big issue when it comes to cancer... -The little-known water and blood ozonation methods Dr. Minkoff uses in his clinic, and how you can replicate the same effect in your own home... -Dr. Minkoff's controversial thoughts on "Gerston therapy" for cancer... -How you can personally decrease your chances of ever getting cancer... -And much more... More About Dr. Minkoff: Dr. Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the "Phi Beta Kappa" of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then worked as an attending physician in infectious disease, co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine until 1995. In 1997, his interest in alternative and complementary medicine led him to open LifeWorks Wellness Center, which has become one of the foremost alternative medicine clinics in the U.S. His search to find a source of the highest quality nutritional supplements led him to establish BodyHealth in 2000, a resource that could provide doctors with the best possible supplementation and education for their patients. Today, his BodyHealth products are used by hundreds of practitioners and individual consumers who seek all-natural wellness and detoxification supplements with a demonstrated high level of quality and effectiveness. In addition to their use by patients looking to heal disease, the BodyHealth products are also used by sports enthusiasts interested in achieving and maintaining optimal performance. As a 40-time Ironman triathlon finisher, (including 8 appearances at the Ironman World Championships) Dr. Minkoff has first-hand experience to help athletes achieve optimum conditioning. His expertise in protein synthesis, detoxification, and nutrition allow them to run, swim, and bike faster and longer. ?????????? Resources we discuss in this episode: -Book: Tripping Over The Truth -Book: Bursting with Energy: The Breakthrough Method to Renew Youthful Energy and Restore Health -Podcast: Why You Get Cancer And What You Can Do About It -NatureAminos Essential Amino Acids -Hyperbaric oxygen therapy -Water ozonator -Kaqun water -MetalFree detox spray -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: How Hidden Sources Of Heavy Metals Are Destroying Your Health, And What You Can Do About It. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: A Peek Into The Life of An Ironman, Natural Medicine Physician. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: Why More Kids Are Getting Exercise Induced Asthma, and What You Can Do About It. -Previous Interview with Dr. Minkoff: Amino Acids, BCAA's, EAA's, Ketosis, Bonking & More With 41 Time Ironman Triathlete Dr. David Minkoff. ** Use code BEN for 5% off any purchase at BodyHealth.com! ** Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Dr. Minkoff? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either he or I will reply!
01:15:14 6/22/2016
Last month, I was driving to play tennis with some friends, and, while driving, I played a 55 minute audio episode entitled "Living an Extraordinary Life". I'm not a voracious "self-improvement" consumer, and this type of thing doesn't happen very often when I listen to podcasts, audiobooks or lectures, but I actually found myself multiple times stopping to pump my fist, verbally shout in agreement and furiously take notes. The program was recorded by my friend Stever Robbins, also known in the podcasting world as the "Get-It-Done Guy". Stever combines business savvy, "life hacking," and personal development to help people make their lives extraordinary. He is CEO of Ideas Unleashed, a company that helps thought leaders build businesses around their areas of expertise. He is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and executive curriculum designer. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He was project manager at Intuit, where he co-led the development of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards, the William James Foundation social enterprise competition, and the Mass Challenge entrepreneurship competition. His experience developing organizational leaders began as co-designer of Harvard Business School's "Leadership and Learning" curriculum redesign, and has gone on to include being an advisor and mentor to senior managers in several high-growth companies. His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has spent weeks as #1 in the iTunes business category and has been downloaded more than 23 million times. He has been a repeat commentator on CNN-fn's Entrepreneurs Only and hosted a regular segment on the nationally syndicated radio show Entrepreneurs, Living the American Dream. He is a featured expert in Harvard Business School Publishing's Harvard Manage Mentor, as well as appearing as an expert in critical thinking and memory in Houghton-Mifflin's forthcoming Skillbuilders series. He has been interviewed in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, ABC News Now, MSNBC, FOX News, BusinessWeek Online, and Investor's Business Daily. He has written for Harvard Business Review, The Boston Business Journal and has had columns on Entrepreneur.com, Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge, and the Quick and Dirty Tips network. He is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude...to Lead a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, an Amazon Business & Investing top-10 best-seller. Stever is also the co-writer and lyricist of the musical Work Less and Do More: The (Zombie) Musical. Yes, a zombie musical. And that is where we start with today's podcast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Stever moved away from home when he was 15 years old... -What Stever means when he says "the journey is the reward"... -The crazy dream that Stever had that led him on a three year experiment to quit his job and start a podcast... -Why I dislike watching tennis and reading fiction, and how this relates to you deciding what an extraordinary life could be for you... -Why values like "hard work", "setting goals", "planning" are all myths... -How dangerous the concept of delayed gratification can be... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book "Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life" -WorkLessAndDoMore.com -The Get-It-Done Guy podcast -Text the word EXTRAORDINARY to 33444 and then follow the instructions to send in your email address and you'll get a link to the Stever's slides and audio materials in your email. -Go to http://SteverRobbins.com/lelhbs to get a special version of his talk given to Harvard Business School, which has a section on goal-setting that the regular version of his talk doesn't have. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or Stever? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!
01:04:20 6/18/2016
Last month, I was driving to play tennis with some friends, and, while driving, I played a 55 minute audio episode entitled "Living an Extraordinary Life". I'm not a voracious "self-improvement" consumer, and this type of thing doesn't happen very often when I listen to podcasts, audiobooks or lectures, but I actually found myself multiple times stopping to pump my fist, verbally shout in agreement and furiously take notes. The program was recorded by my friend Stever Robbins, also known in the podcasting world as the "Get-It-Done Guy". Stever combines business savvy, "life hacking," and personal development to help people make their lives extraordinary. He is CEO of Ideas Unleashed, a company that helps thought leaders build businesses around their areas of expertise. He is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and executive curriculum designer. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He was project manager at Intuit, where he co-led the development of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards, the William James Foundation social enterprise competition, and the Mass Challenge entrepreneurship competition. His experience developing organizational leaders began as co-designer of Harvard Business School's "Leadership and Learning" curriculum redesign, and has gone on to include being an advisor and mentor to senior managers in several high-growth companies. His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has spent weeks as #1 in the iTunes business category and has been downloaded more than 23 million times. He has been a repeat commentator on CNN-fn's Entrepreneurs Only and hosted a regular segment on the nationally syndicated radio show Entrepreneurs, Living the American Dream. He is a featured expert in Harvard Business School Publishing's Harvard Manage Mentor, as well as appearing as an expert in critical thinking and memory in Houghton-Mifflin's forthcoming Skillbuilders series. He has been interviewed in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, ABC News Now, MSNBC, FOX News, BusinessWeek Online, and Investor's Business Daily. He has written for Harvard Business Review, The Boston Business Journal and has had columns on Entrepreneur.com, Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge, and the Quick and Dirty Tips network. He is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude...to Lead a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, an Amazon Business & Investing top-10 best-seller. Stever is also the co-writer and lyricist of the musical Work Less and Do More: The (Zombie) Musical. Yes, a zombie musical. And that is where we start with today's podcast. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Stever moved away from home when he was 15 years old... -What Stever means when he says "the journey is the reward"... -The crazy dream that Stever had that led him on a three year experiment to quit his job and start a podcast... -Why I dislike watching tennis and reading fiction, and how this relates to you deciding what an extraordinary life could be for you... -Why values like "hard work", "setting goals", "planning" are all myths... -How dangerous the concept of delayed gratification can be... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book "Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life" -WorkLessAndDoMore.com -The Get-It-Done Guy podcast -Text the word EXTRAORDINARY to 33444 and then follow the instructions to send in your email address and you'll get a link to the Stever's slides and audio materials in your email. -Go to http://SteverRobbins.com/lelhbs to get a special version of his talk given to Harvard Business School, which has a section on goal-setting that the regular version of his talk doesn't have. Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or Stever? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!
01:04:20 6/18/2016
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Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too : The Salt : NPR ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -MarcPro - use PROMO CODE BEN for 5% off your Marc Pro or Marc Pro Plus. -Harry's Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -FitLife Green Powder - discount code 'BEN' gets you 20% off. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. Can Testosterone Be Too High? Joshua says: He loves the podcast and website. His question is, he just got his blood work back and everything looks good, except his testosterone. It was 1100, which he knows is ridiculously high so it scares him. Do you have any thoughts? He's going to his doctor in a week but doesn't trust them to have a real answer to whats going on. He knows its good to have high testosterone but 1100 is over the top. In my response, I recommend: -Sex Hormone Balance Test Coffee Enemas 101 Yvonne says: She has a friend who does regular coffee enemas who also can't sleep at night. Is there a relationship between the enemas and the fact he can't sleep? Should he change the frequency of the enemas? He enjoys them so much because of the energy they give him. Please give us your advice. In my response, I recommend: -My article on Bulletproof Coffee Enemas How To Get In Running Shape Fast Joshua says: He's decided to start running, but he's never ran further than 3 miles. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve stamina, or ways to motivate yourself to go for a run? He's not sure if he'll try to get to full marathon distance, but he'd like to get to the point where he can run for an hour without getting tired, what are your thoughts? In my response, I recommend: -Treadmill desk article -Troy Jacobson's Runervals -30 second treadmill bursts -Elliptical trainer high-intensity intervals (including this recent study on the Elliptigo) -Incline treadmill with weighted vest -Isometric squats or isometric lunges into sprints. Very much like the Russian underground techniques here. The 5 Best Ways To Accelerate Fat Loss Craig says: Over the winter time he hurt his arm and fell out of taking care of himself with eating good foods and so on. Now he's 20lbs over the weight he likes to be at and hes trying to get aback on the horse. He's curious to know if you were in that position Ben, from a food, detox, fat loss perspective, what would you do, besides the obvious of eat better foods and exercise? In my response, I recommend: -Infrared sauna plus niacin, followed by cold thermogenesis -Fasted fat loss with caffeine, including this fat burning zone calculation -MPX100, Organic Ceylon Cinnamon, Apple Cider Vinegar + regulation of sugar transporters the high intensity interval training or strength training pre-largest meal. -Compex or MarcPro ($32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code "Ben") -PowerLung - Captain of Crush/Hand Expander Band -One 24 hour water fast per week combined with amino acids, minerals and multivitamin.
01:38:26 6/15/2016
NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. June 15, 2016 Podcast: 353: The 5 Best Ways To Accelerate Fat Loss, Can Testosterone Be Too High, How To Get In Running Shape Fast & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Want epic, Solomon-like wisdom? Work on that HRV. Kundalini yoga makes you smarter! Add minerals to your water. Here's why...fascinating Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too : The Salt : NPR ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -MarcPro - use PROMO CODE BEN for 5% off your Marc Pro or Marc Pro Plus. -Harry's Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -FitLife Green Powder - discount code 'BEN' gets you 20% off. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. Can Testosterone Be Too High? Joshua says: He loves the podcast and website. His question is, he just got his blood work back and everything looks good, except his testosterone. It was 1100, which he knows is ridiculously high so it scares him. Do you have any thoughts? He's going to his doctor in a week but doesn't trust them to have a real answer to whats going on. He knows its good to have high testosterone but 1100 is over the top. In my response, I recommend: -Sex Hormone Balance Test Coffee Enemas 101 Yvonne says: She has a friend who does regular coffee enemas who also can't sleep at night. Is there a relationship between the enemas and the fact he can't sleep? Should he change the frequency of the enemas? He enjoys them so much because of the energy they give him. Please give us your advice. In my response, I recommend: -My article on Bulletproof Coffee Enemas How To Get In Running Shape Fast Joshua says: He's decided to start running, but he's never ran further than 3 miles. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve stamina, or ways to motivate yourself to go for a run? He's not sure if he'll try to get to full marathon distance, but he'd like to get to the point where he can run for an hour without getting tired, what are your thoughts? In my response, I recommend: -Treadmill desk article -Troy Jacobson's Runervals -30 second treadmill bursts -Elliptical trainer high-intensity intervals (including this recent study on the Elliptigo) -Incline treadmill with weighted vest -Isometric squats or isometric lunges into sprints. Very much like the Russian underground techniques here. The 5 Best Ways To Accelerate Fat Loss Craig says: Over the winter time he hurt his arm and fell out of taking care of himself with eating good foods and so on. Now he's 20lbs over the weight he likes to be at and hes trying to get aback on the horse. He's curious to know if you were in that position Ben, from a food, detox, fat loss perspective, what would you do, besides the obvious of eat better foods and exercise? In my response, I recommend: -Infrared sauna plus niacin, followed by cold thermogenesis -Fasted fat loss with caffeine, including this fat burning zone calculation -MPX100, Organic Ceylon Cinnamon, Apple Cider Vinegar + regulation of sugar transporters the high intensity interval training or strength training pre-largest meal. -Compex or MarcPro ($32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code "Ben") -PowerLung - Captain of Crush/Hand Expander Band -One 24 hour water fast per week combined with amino acids, minerals and multivitamin.
01:38:26 6/15/2016
Last week, I went rafting in the Grand Canyon, and I completely unplugged with zero cell phone or internet for five days. I came out of this "digital detox" extremely nervous about what my e-mail inbox would look like, how many voicemails and text messages I'd have, and what kind of fires I'd need to put out on the business front. But amazingly, things were just fine. It took me two hours to catch-up on e-mail. None of my clients died, and most got through their pre-written workouts just fine without me. The post office was still delivering mail to my home. And life, my body, and my brain felt very, very good. Detoxed. Clean. My guest today, Joe DiStefano, is all about the digital detox. But he's no hairy hippie living in the woods. Instead, Joe is the co-founder of Spartan Coaching, the world's first international obstacle race training certification program. He has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Fitchburg State University, and he is pursuing a master's degree in Sports Psychology. Certified through the NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist, he is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and has been trained at the C.H.E.K Institute as a Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. Over the past decade, DiStafano has worked as a health and performance coach and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to joining Spartan Race, he oversaw the development of more than 100 women-only personal training studios across the U.S. His specialties include corrective exercise, nutrition, stress management, human psychology and business development. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Joe swears by using an "upright ski ergometer" as the #1 tool for total body fitness... -The best way to make coffee if you want to retain all the bioactive, cognitive-performance enhancing components... -Joe's top tip for travel-proofing your immune system... -How to enhance the absorption of any supplement you take... -The best body-weight-only travel workout you can do anytime, anyplace without anybody noticing... -How your organs stick to one another, and the kind of breathing technique that can "unstick" these organs... -Joe's underground method of making the gluten in bread less damaging... -What happened to Joe's body when he experimented with doing 5-6 hours of yoga per day during a digital detox in Costa Rica... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Chemex Ottomatic coffee maker -Hand coffee grinder -The Prague School method of training -Dr. Goodman's new book "True To Form" -Joe's TED Talk on Breathing -Car buffer for self-massage -P73 Oil of Oregano -Liposomal glutathione -LivOn lypospheric Vitamin C -The Ancestral Health Symposium 2016 in Boulder -Planche isometric position Joe holds in an airport -Gelato Oldbridge outside the Vatican -Instagram.com/jdispartan (where Joe posts many of his workouts) -The Fresh Press Olive Oil club that Ben mentions -Dr. Jack Kruse's website -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. -Get a SpartanX and a SpartanSGX certification (click here and use discount code BEN10) Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or Joe DiStefano? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!
01:06:44 6/11/2016
Last week, I went rafting in the Grand Canyon, and I completely unplugged with zero cell phone or internet for five days. I came out of this "digital detox" extremely nervous about what my e-mail inbox would look like, how many voicemails and text messages I'd have, and what kind of fires I'd need to put out on the business front. But amazingly, things were just fine. It took me two hours to catch-up on e-mail. None of my clients died, and most got through their pre-written workouts just fine without me. The post office was still delivering mail to my home. And life, my body, and my brain felt very, very good. Detoxed. Clean. My guest today, Joe DiStefano, is all about the digital detox. But he's no hairy hippie living in the woods. Instead, Joe is the co-founder of Spartan Coaching, the world's first international obstacle race training certification program. He has a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from Fitchburg State University, and he is pursuing a master's degree in Sports Psychology. Certified through the NASM as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist, he is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and has been trained at the C.H.E.K Institute as a Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach. Over the past decade, DiStafano has worked as a health and performance coach and a serial entrepreneur. Prior to joining Spartan Race, he oversaw the development of more than 100 women-only personal training studios across the U.S. His specialties include corrective exercise, nutrition, stress management, human psychology and business development. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Joe swears by using an "upright ski ergometer" as the #1 tool for total body fitness... -The best way to make coffee if you want to retain all the bioactive, cognitive-performance enhancing components... -Joe's top tip for travel-proofing your immune system... -How to enhance the absorption of any supplement you take... -The best body-weight-only travel workout you can do anytime, anyplace without anybody noticing... -How your organs stick to one another, and the kind of breathing technique that can "unstick" these organs... -Joe's underground method of making the gluten in bread less damaging... -What happened to Joe's body when he experimented with doing 5-6 hours of yoga per day during a digital detox in Costa Rica... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Chemex Ottomatic coffee maker -Hand coffee grinder -The Prague School method of training -Dr. Goodman's new book "True To Form" -Joe's TED Talk on Breathing -Car buffer for self-massage -P73 Oil of Oregano -Liposomal glutathione -LivOn lypospheric Vitamin C -The Ancestral Health Symposium 2016 in Boulder -Planche isometric position Joe holds in an airport -Gelato Oldbridge outside the Vatican -Instagram.com/jdispartan (where Joe posts many of his workouts) -The Fresh Press Olive Oil club that Ben mentions -Dr. Jack Kruse's website -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. -Get a SpartanX and a SpartanSGX certification (click here and use discount code BEN10) Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or Joe DiStefano? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!
01:06:44 6/11/2016
NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. April 27, 2016 Podcast: 352: How Protein Could Shorten Your Life, Is DNA Testing Dangerous, Should You Eat Sugar With Fat & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Laird Hamilton's 10 Point Plan to live forever. Based on this study, if you're pursuing anti-aging and a senior, you should shoot for about 1.25g/kg protein intake. As I've pointed out before - if you care about your pancreas/insulin/diabetes DON'T overdo the protein. EXCELLENT article on how to keep proteins from damaging your body. Fascinating that Alzheimer's could be an "infectious" disease. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FourSigmatic foods - use code bengreenfield for 15% off anything, including the chaga elixir Ben throws into his coffee most mornings. -Harrys Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -KimeraKoffee - get 10% off nootropic-infused coffee with discount code BEN10 (and click here for Nick The Tooth's Gorilla Pudding recipe) -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Only three left. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. Is DNA Testing Dangerous For Your Privacy? Preston says: In Dr. Sharon Moalem's book, 'Inheritance', she mentions that getting your genes tested might lead to insurance policy exclusions for you or your kids. How real of a threat is that? Does he have to worry about genetic testing companies being taken over by larger companies? In my response, I recommend: -Genetics Legislation web page -How To Use 23andMe without giving up privacy data -Genetic testing options Natural Remedies for Night Terrors Ryan says: He has a question regarding night terrors, he's not sure that's exactly what it is, but he's waking up in the middle of the night terrified. He's waking up from a deep sleep in a full blown panic and its put a hindrance on his sleep quality, he's waking up in a panic in a pitch black room and after he finds light and realizes what's going on he passes out and goes back to sleep from the huge adrenaline rush. It's horrible and he's hoping you can give him some insight whats going on he's heard things like eating too soon before bedtime can keep you too metabolically active. Can you shed any insight into what's going on physiologically and neurologically? In my response, I recommend: -DMT book: The Spirit Molecule -Lully Sleep Guardian -My article on Sleep Cycles (includes sleep tracking options, lavender, Sleep Remedy supplement, CBD, etc.) Should You Eat Sugar With Fat? Gurajit says: He's a long time listener and advocate. He loves carb back-loading, he's an endurance athlete. He recently read a study by Dr. Michael Mosley about the effects of food on your blood sugar levels and the amount of fat in your blood. He had a fry up in the morning and the evening and he found that the sugar and fat levels were higher and maintained higher when he ate the fry up at night. Does this fly in the face of carb back-loading from a general health (not endurance) standpoint? In my response, I recommend: -Carb Backloading -MPX100 -Organic Ceylon Cinnamon -Apple Cider Vinegar How To Sleep Less Stressed Tim says: For the past few years he's been working on calming his nervous system. He's used a lot of different modalities to try and get deep seated trauma out. He's done somatic experiencing, rolfing, psychotherapy, used heart math, meditation and a few others. He's made a lot of progress but he gets the sense that sleeping is triggering his nervous system, because he often wakes up really stiff and often with a clenched psoas and chest. Do you have any ideas for things he can do to help him sleep with a longer and more open body? In my response, I recommend: -Lavender -Phosphatidylserine (IsoPhos) -Podcast with Dr. Zelk on sleep apnea -Pulse oximeters that can measure oximetry while you're asleep
01:17:17 6/8/2016
NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar of events. April 27, 2016 Podcast: 352: How Protein Could Shorten Your Life, Is DNA Testing Dangerous, Should You Eat Sugar With Fat & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Laird Hamilton's 10 Point Plan to live forever. Based on this study, if you're pursuing anti-aging and a senior, you should shoot for about 1.25g/kg protein intake. As I've pointed out before - if you care about your pancreas/insulin/diabetes DON'T overdo the protein. EXCELLENT article on how to keep proteins from damaging your body. Fascinating that Alzheimer's could be an "infectious" disease. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FourSigmatic foods - use code bengreenfield for 15% off anything, including the chaga elixir Ben throws into his coffee most mornings. -Harrys Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -KimeraKoffee - get 10% off nootropic-infused coffee with discount code BEN10 (and click here for Nick The Tooth's Gorilla Pudding recipe) -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Only three left. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. Is DNA Testing Dangerous For Your Privacy? Preston says: In Dr. Sharon Moalem's book, 'Inheritance', she mentions that getting your genes tested might lead to insurance policy exclusions for you or your kids. How real of a threat is that? Does he have to worry about genetic testing companies being taken over by larger companies? In my response, I recommend: -Genetics Legislation web page -How To Use 23andMe without giving up privacy data -Genetic testing options Natural Remedies for Night Terrors Ryan says: He has a question regarding night terrors, he's not sure that's exactly what it is, but he's waking up in the middle of the night terrified. He's waking up from a deep sleep in a full blown panic and its put a hindrance on his sleep quality, he's waking up in a panic in a pitch black room and after he finds light and realizes what's going on he passes out and goes back to sleep from the huge adrenaline rush. It's horrible and he's hoping you can give him some insight whats going on he's heard things like eating too soon before bedtime can keep you too metabolically active. Can you shed any insight into what's going on physiologically and neurologically? In my response, I recommend: -DMT book: The Spirit Molecule -Lully Sleep Guardian -My article on Sleep Cycles (includes sleep tracking options, lavender, Sleep Remedy supplement, CBD, etc.) Should You Eat Sugar With Fat? Gurajit says: He's a long time listener and advocate. He loves carb back-loading, he's an endurance athlete. He recently read a study by Dr. Michael Mosley about the effects of food on your blood sugar levels and the amount of fat in your blood. He had a fry up in the morning and the evening and he found that the sugar and fat levels were higher and maintained higher when he ate the fry up at night. Does this fly in the face of carb back-loading from a general health (not endurance) standpoint? In my response, I recommend: -Carb Backloading -MPX100 -Organic Ceylon Cinnamon -Apple Cider Vinegar How To Sleep Less Stressed Tim says: For the past few years he's been working on calming his nervous system. He's used a lot of different modalities to try and get deep seated trauma out. He's done somatic experiencing, rolfing, psychotherapy, used heart math, meditation and a few others. He's made a lot of progress but he gets the sense that sleeping is triggering his nervous system, because he often wakes up really stiff and often with a clenched psoas and chest. Do you have any ideas for things he can do to help him sleep with a longer and more open body? In my response, I recommend: -Lavender -Phosphatidylserine (IsoPhos) -Podcast with Dr. Zelk on sleep apnea -Pulse oximeters that can measure oximetry while you're asleep
01:17:17 6/8/2016
The first time I met Mike Bledsoe three years ago, he was hunched over in the corner of a busy porch at the PaleoFX convention meditating with a "Headspace" app. I took one look at this bearded, tattooed Crossfitter and judged him to be yet another exercise and fitness junkie meathead. I was dead wrong. Mike is profound, interesting, chock full of knowledge on everything from plant-based medicine to the fitness business to meditation and breathwork, and (like me) was homeschooled K-12. He is one of the founders and owners of Faction Strength & Conditioning Home of CrossFit Memphis. He has a degree in Exercise & Sport Science as well as a long list of meaningless certifications that might awe some people but not most and definitely not the people who are probably on this website. At 19 years of age, Mike thought he should donate his body and mind to the service of his country in the US Navy. It was there that he discovered that he didn't like taking orders. He did extremely well and had a good time, but being part of a system was not his ideal (and he's one idealistic dude). Getting out was scary, but made the entire world available to him. At the ripe old age of 24, he began college at the University of Memphis in the business department but before the first semester could end he changed his major to Health & Human Performance. It was there that he was first introduced to Olympic Weightlifting, by Dr. Brian Schilling. While in school he regularly donated his body and parts of it to research in the name of science. It was during his senior year that he and a guy named Rob Conner started CrossFit Memphis. Dropping out of school after the first semester of grad school, Mike devoted his time to growing the business and becoming a better coach. Mike "Matraca" Bledsoe (matraca means chatterbox in portuguese) is most well known for his ability to not shut up, and you'll understand why during our discussion in today's podcast, in which you'll discover: -Why Mike was so confused the first time he saw a PVC pipe in a gym.... -The strange story of Mike and Ben's meeting at Joe DeSena's farm in Vermont... -What Mike discovered by going on his first magic mushroom trip in a dog park... -How psilocybin and ayahuasca rewire neurons in your brains... -How to find a good shaman if you decide you want to do ayahuasca... -Mike's one-two combo for morning breathwork and deep tissue work... -Mike's evening routine, and what he completely avoids for 90 minutes before bed... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Ben's podcast on mushrooms -BarbellBusiness.com -BarbellShrugged.com -Jill Miller's yoga tune-up balls -Wim Hof Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Mike Bledsoe or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!
01:00:39 6/4/2016
The first time I met Mike Bledsoe three years ago, he was hunched over in the corner of a busy porch at the PaleoFX convention meditating with a "Headspace" app. I took one look at this bearded, tattooed Crossfitter and judged him to be yet another exercise and fitness junkie meathead. I was dead wrong. Mike is profound, interesting, chock full of knowledge on everything from plant-based medicine to the fitness business to meditation and breathwork, and (like me) was homeschooled K-12. He is one of the founders and owners of Faction Strength & Conditioning Home of CrossFit Memphis. He has a degree in Exercise & Sport Science as well as a long list of meaningless certifications that might awe some people but not most and definitely not the people who are probably on this website. At 19 years of age, Mike thought he should donate his body and mind to the service of his country in the US Navy. It was there that he discovered that he didn't like taking orders. He did extremely well and had a good time, but being part of a system was not his ideal (and he's one idealistic dude). Getting out was scary, but made the entire world available to him. At the ripe old age of 24, he began college at the University of Memphis in the business department but before the first semester could end he changed his major to Health & Human Performance. It was there that he was first introduced to Olympic Weightlifting, by Dr. Brian Schilling. While in school he regularly donated his body and parts of it to research in the name of science. It was during his senior year that he and a guy named Rob Conner started CrossFit Memphis. Dropping out of school after the first semester of grad school, Mike devoted his time to growing the business and becoming a better coach. Mike "Matraca" Bledsoe (matraca means chatterbox in portuguese) is most well known for his ability to not shut up, and you'll understand why during our discussion in today's podcast, in which you'll discover: -Why Mike was so confused the first time he saw a PVC pipe in a gym.... -The strange story of Mike and Ben's meeting at Joe DeSena's farm in Vermont... -What Mike discovered by going on his first magic mushroom trip in a dog park... -How psilocybin and ayahuasca rewire neurons in your brains... -How to find a good shaman if you decide you want to do ayahuasca... -Mike's one-two combo for morning breathwork and deep tissue work... -Mike's evening routine, and what he completely avoids for 90 minutes before bed... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Ben's podcast on mushrooms -BarbellBusiness.com -BarbellShrugged.com -Jill Miller's yoga tune-up balls -Wim Hof Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Mike Bledsoe or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!
01:00:39 6/4/2016
Dr. Chris Masterjohn is one smart dude. You'll understand why when you listen to today's podcast episode, which we recorded face-to-face at PaleoFX in Austin, Texas. Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Science in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he studied the role of glutathione and dietary antioxidants in regulating the accumulation of methylglyoxal. He served as a postdoctoral research associate from 2012 to 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied interactions between vitamins A, D and K. He is now Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY, where he is continuing his research on fat-soluble vitamins. Chris has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications. His writes a blog, The Daily Lipid, and produces a podcast by the same name. You can also follow his professional work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The #1 thing that affects your circadian rhythm and ability (or inability) to sleep... -Why some people are more sensitive to blue light than others, and how you can figure out your own sensitivity to blue light... -Why Chris plays video games at night... -How much sugar you really need (you'll be surprised at the answer)... -The best time of day to eat carbohydrates... -The best time of day to eat amino acids, and why you should use a collagen form if you have protein at night... -Whether eating liver is really toxic... -The single most important stretch that Chris does with a broom handle... -Why advanced glycation end products (AGE's) aren't really the biggest culprit when it comes to aging... -How ketones can actually cause damage to your body... -Which nutrition deficiencies affect your body's ability to make melatonin at night... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Chris's post about how to determine your own genetic sensitivity to blue light -Headspace app -My podcast on marine phytoplankton/stem cells -My article on algae -Sleep Cocktail -USWellnessMeats -Glutathione Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Chris Masterjohn or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!
01:19:48 6/1/2016
Dr. Chris Masterjohn is one smart dude. You'll understand why when you listen to today's podcast episode, which we recorded face-to-face at PaleoFX in Austin, Texas. Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Science in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where he studied the role of glutathione and dietary antioxidants in regulating the accumulation of methylglyoxal. He served as a postdoctoral research associate from 2012 to 2014 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied interactions between vitamins A, D and K. He is now Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY, where he is continuing his research on fat-soluble vitamins. Chris has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications. His writes a blog, The Daily Lipid, and produces a podcast by the same name. You can also follow his professional work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The #1 thing that affects your circadian rhythm and ability (or inability) to sleep... -Why some people are more sensitive to blue light than others, and how you can figure out your own sensitivity to blue light... -Why Chris plays video games at night... -How much sugar you really need (you'll be surprised at the answer)... -The best time of day to eat carbohydrates... -The best time of day to eat amino acids, and why you should use a collagen form if you have protein at night... -Whether eating liver is really toxic... -The single most important stretch that Chris does with a broom handle... -Why advanced glycation end products (AGE's) aren't really the biggest culprit when it comes to aging... -How ketones can actually cause damage to your body... -Which nutrition deficiencies affect your body's ability to make melatonin at night... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Chris's post about how to determine your own genetic sensitivity to blue light -Headspace app -My podcast on marine phytoplankton/stem cells -My article on algae -Sleep Cocktail -USWellnessMeats -Glutathione Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Chris Masterjohn or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of use will reply!
01:19:48 6/1/2016
Meet Raj Bhachu. Raj describes himself as "Pharmacist, Homoeopath, Homotoxicologist, Bioresonance, Bioenergetic and Bioregulatory Medicine Practitioner, Kinesiologist, Scenar, Light and Sound Therapist"... This obviously unconventional physician, based out of London, is an underground, go-to source for professional athletes, CEO's, celebrities and anyone else who has "tried everything" to fix frustrating issues ranging from cancer to chronic joint pain to nagging injuries. He has some intriguing healing philosophies, biohacks, medical methods, crazy machines and gadgets that he uses - techniques that may seem "woo woo", but he also has some A-List clients, including Jamie Oliver, the Vatican and the right-hand man of Oman. He is technically an integrative medicine specialist, but focuses on holistic, herbal, homeopathic and naturopathic solutions for health. With his background as a pharmacist, he incorporates what he describes as "the best of conventional medicine with natural medicine products and philosophies." During our fascinating discussion, you'll discover: -How Raj discovered how to keep his sister alive after she was diagnosed with breast cancer... -How Raj has helped world-famous chef Jamie Oliver... -Why fructose and sour foods are a bigger issue than meat when it comes to joint pain and gout... -One single pressure point in your upper leg that can significantly reduce full body soreness... -What a typical day of eating looks like for Raj... -A simple trick you can use to see if the milk you are drinking is truly from grass-fed cows... -The prevalence of adulterated and fraudulently labeled olive oil imported into the United States... -Why the type of rice you eat should only Dehradun... -Why one of the most potent one-two combos you can do for anti-aging and longevity is to drink structured water and then perform infrared therapy... -How the use of tuning forks, a special type of music and sound therapy can instantly eliminate nagging aches and pains... -The one type of rice that does not actually contain arsenic, and how to find it... -Someone mentioned to me that you work with the Vatican and are "the right-hand man of the Oman". -How something called "EAV/CDS Computerised Health Screening" can be used to identify any health issues in your entire body, including identification of bacteria, parasites, viruses, fungi, moulds and yeasts... -The only two brands of water that Raj recommends you drink... -How low light laser can be used on the head for "Cranial Laser Reflex Technique" to assist with nerve pain such as sciatica and piriformis... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Raj Bhachu's website -ESSIAC therapy for cancer -PNC-27 non-toxic cancer therapy -The great American olive oil hoax -Book: Homotoxicology: Illness and healing through anti-homotoxic therapy -Book: Tuning the Human Biofield -Book & CD's: Whole Tones by Michael Tyrrell -Certified organic basmati rice -Fiji water -Aquacai water Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Raj or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:12:09 5/28/2016
Meet Raj Bhachu. Raj describes himself as "Pharmacist, Homoeopath, Homotoxicologist, Bioresonance, Bioenergetic and Bioregulatory Medicine Practitioner, Kinesiologist, Scenar, Light and Sound Therapist"... This obviously unconventional physician, based out of London, is an underground, go-to source for professional athletes, CEO's, celebrities and anyone else who has "tried everything" to fix frustrating issues ranging from cancer to chronic joint pain to nagging injuries. He has some intriguing healing philosophies, biohacks, medical methods, crazy machines and gadgets that he uses - techniques that may seem "woo woo", but he also has some A-List clients, including Jamie Oliver, the Vatican and the right-hand man of Oman. He is technically an integrative medicine specialist, but focuses on holistic, herbal, homeopathic and naturopathic solutions for health. With his background as a pharmacist, he incorporates what he describes as "the best of conventional medicine with natural medicine products and philosophies." During our fascinating discussion, you'll discover: -How Raj discovered how to keep his sister alive after she was diagnosed with breast cancer... -How Raj has helped world-famous chef Jamie Oliver... -Why fructose and sour foods are a bigger issue than meat when it comes to joint pain and gout... -One single pressure point in your upper leg that can significantly reduce full body soreness... -What a typical day of eating looks like for Raj... -A simple trick you can use to see if the milk you are drinking is truly from grass-fed cows... -The prevalence of adulterated and fraudulently labeled olive oil imported into the United States... -Why the type of rice you eat should only Dehradun... -Why one of the most potent one-two combos you can do for anti-aging and longevity is to drink structured water and then perform infrared therapy... -How the use of tuning forks, a special type of music and sound therapy can instantly eliminate nagging aches and pains... -The one type of rice that does not actually contain arsenic, and how to find it... -Someone mentioned to me that you work with the Vatican and are "the right-hand man of the Oman". -How something called "EAV/CDS Computerised Health Screening" can be used to identify any health issues in your entire body, including identification of bacteria, parasites, viruses, fungi, moulds and yeasts... -The only two brands of water that Raj recommends you drink... -How low light laser can be used on the head for "Cranial Laser Reflex Technique" to assist with nerve pain such as sciatica and piriformis... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -Raj Bhachu's website -ESSIAC therapy for cancer -PNC-27 non-toxic cancer therapy -The great American olive oil hoax -Book: Homotoxicology: Illness and healing through anti-homotoxic therapy -Book: Tuning the Human Biofield -Book & CD's: Whole Tones by Michael Tyrrell -Certified organic basmati rice -Fiji water -Aquacai water Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Raj or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:12:09 5/28/2016
A special kind of compound called "ketone esters" seem to be taking the sports and biohacking world by storm. Scientific American published the article "Ketone-Based Sports Drink Promises Edge for Athletes", claiming an extra 2% of energy from the use of ketones, which is the equivalent of 60 yards in a 30 minute row, along with a world record broken in a lab test of ketones. Cycling Weekly wrote "Ketones: New energy drink could be next big thing in cycling."... Tech and Innovation Daily featured the article "The Difference Between Sports Champs and Sports Chumps? Ketones."... ...and Daily Mail Online reported "Could this elixir hold the key to weight loss? Experts hope it'll also treat diabetes, epilepsy and Alzheimer's"... ...I've even written about my own forays into ketosis for everything from Ironman triathlon to freediving in the article "How To Get Into Ketosis". In today's podcast, I take an even deeper dive into ketosis and specifically focus on a type of ketosis supplement called "ketone salts", also known as "synthetic ketones". My guest is Dr. Richard Veech. Dr. Veech is one of the world's foremost experts on ketosis, and the Senior Researcher and Laboratory Chief at The National Institutes of Health, the inventor of the ketone ester, and has worked for the last 47 years studying cellular energy and homeostasis. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fastest way to get into ketosis... -Why humans are the only animal that can truly get into ketosis... -Why Dr. Veech believes that the exogenous ketones currently on the market can be extremely dangerous... -Why a "true" ketone ester is actually a salt free and non racemic (D-bhb) drink that replicates the actual secondary fuel that the body produces during times of starvation... -Why a non-racemic, non-salt version of ketones so expensive ($3000+ a bottle!)... -The truth about something called "NAD" as the next big anti-aging drug... -Which supplements Dr. Veech would use for anti-aging... -Whether or not coconut oil can truly work for curing Alzheimer's as some may claim... -How Dr. Veech received DARPA funding and created a new fuel for the troops... -Dr. Veech's most recommended method of measuring ketones... Resources from this episode: -Precision Xtra blood monitors -book - Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?: The Story of Ketones -Dr. Veech's NIH website -Brain Octane C8 -1,3 Butane-Diol -Beyond Resveratrol: The Anti-Aging NAD Fad -Ketonix breath testing Research: Lendvai N, Pawlosky R, Bullova P, Eisenhofer G, Patocs A, Veech RL, Pacak K. Succinate-to-fumarate ratio as a new metabolic marker to detect the presence of SDHB/D-related paraganglioma: initial experimental and ex vivo findings. Endocrinology. 2014;155(1):27-32. Veech RL. Ketone esters increase brown fat in mice and overcome insulin resistance in other tissues in the rat.Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013;1302:42-8. Nakagawa T, Ge Q, Pawlosky R, Wynn RM, Veech RL, Uyeda K. Metabolite regulation of nucleo-cytosolic trafficking of carbohydrate response element-binding protein (ChREBP): role of ketone bodies. J Biol Chem. 2013;288(39):28358-67. Kashiwaya Y, Bergman C, Lee JH, Wan R, King MT, Mughal MR, Okun E, Clarke K, Mattson MP, Veech RL. A ketone ester diet exhibits anxiolytic and cognition-sparing properties, and lessens amyloid and tau pathologies in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2013;34(6):1530-9. Srivastava S, Baxa U, Niu G, Chen X, Veech RL. A ketogenic diet increases brown adipose tissue mitochondrial proteins and UCP1 levels in mice. IUBMB Life. 2013;65(1):58-66. Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about ketone salts or anything else that Dr. Veech and I discuss? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
01:09:57 5/25/2016
A special kind of compound called "ketone esters" seem to be taking the sports and biohacking world by storm. Scientific American published the article "Ketone-Based Sports Drink Promises Edge for Athletes", claiming an extra 2% of energy from the use of ketones, which is the equivalent of 60 yards in a 30 minute row, along with a world record broken in a lab test of ketones. Cycling Weekly wrote "Ketones: New energy drink could be next big thing in cycling."... Tech and Innovation Daily featured the article "The Difference Between Sports Champs and Sports Chumps? Ketones."... ...and Daily Mail Online reported "Could this elixir hold the key to weight loss? Experts hope it'll also treat diabetes, epilepsy and Alzheimer's"... ...I've even written about my own forays into ketosis for everything from Ironman triathlon to freediving in the article "How To Get Into Ketosis". In today's podcast, I take an even deeper dive into ketosis and specifically focus on a type of ketosis supplement called "ketone salts", also known as "synthetic ketones". My guest is Dr. Richard Veech. Dr. Veech is one of the world's foremost experts on ketosis, and the Senior Researcher and Laboratory Chief at The National Institutes of Health, the inventor of the ketone ester, and has worked for the last 47 years studying cellular energy and homeostasis. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fastest way to get into ketosis... -Why humans are the only animal that can truly get into ketosis... -Why Dr. Veech believes that the exogenous ketones currently on the market can be extremely dangerous... -Why a "true" ketone ester is actually a salt free and non racemic (D-bhb) drink that replicates the actual secondary fuel that the body produces during times of starvation... -Why a non-racemic, non-salt version of ketones so expensive ($3000+ a bottle!)... -The truth about something called "NAD" as the next big anti-aging drug... -Which supplements Dr. Veech would use for anti-aging... -Whether or not coconut oil can truly work for curing Alzheimer's as some may claim... -How Dr. Veech received DARPA funding and created a new fuel for the troops... -Dr. Veech's most recommended method of measuring ketones... Resources from this episode: -Precision Xtra blood monitors -book - Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?: The Story of Ketones -Dr. Veech's NIH website -Brain Octane C8 -1,3 Butane-Diol -Beyond Resveratrol: The Anti-Aging NAD Fad -Ketonix breath testing Research: Lendvai N, Pawlosky R, Bullova P, Eisenhofer G, Patocs A, Veech RL, Pacak K. Succinate-to-fumarate ratio as a new metabolic marker to detect the presence of SDHB/D-related paraganglioma: initial experimental and ex vivo findings. Endocrinology. 2014;155(1):27-32. Veech RL. Ketone esters increase brown fat in mice and overcome insulin resistance in other tissues in the rat.Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2013;1302:42-8. Nakagawa T, Ge Q, Pawlosky R, Wynn RM, Veech RL, Uyeda K. Metabolite regulation of nucleo-cytosolic trafficking of carbohydrate response element-binding protein (ChREBP): role of ketone bodies. J Biol Chem. 2013;288(39):28358-67. Kashiwaya Y, Bergman C, Lee JH, Wan R, King MT, Mughal MR, Okun E, Clarke K, Mattson MP, Veech RL. A ketone ester diet exhibits anxiolytic and cognition-sparing properties, and lessens amyloid and tau pathologies in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2013;34(6):1530-9. Srivastava S, Baxa U, Niu G, Chen X, Veech RL. A ketogenic diet increases brown adipose tissue mitochondrial proteins and UCP1 levels in mice. IUBMB Life. 2013;65(1):58-66. Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about ketone salts or anything else that Dr. Veech and I discuss? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
01:09:57 5/25/2016
It seems like at least once a month on a podcast, I'm recommending somebody... ...whether that somebody is having skin issues like acne or eczema, gut pain, brain fog, food allergies or intolerances or constipation or any other signs of immune system or inflammation issues... ...try something called the "Autoimmune Diet". Problem is, this particular diet, typically meant to be followed for a short period of time until things are healed up, can be confusing when it comes to whether you really need to use it to heal an issue, which foods are "allowed" and which foods aren't, how to transition off the diet back into a "normal" eating style once you've finished the autoimmune diet, and that's exactly why I decided to have Eileen Laird on the show. Eileen just wrote the book "A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol", I read it last week, and it's exactly what it promises, a book simple enough that even someone with brain fog can understand, written like a conversation between friends a simple and contains all of the essential information in a package small enough to throw in your purse or backpack. Eileen is a writer, podcast host, and self-described "autoimmune warrior", who has reversed rheumatoid arthritis through this diet. Her blog, Phoenix Helix, receives 1 million unique visitors annually and there she features recipes, research and personal stories about the autoimmune experience. She also writes "Autoimmune Answers", a regular column in Paleo Magazine, and is the host of the Phoenix Helix Podcast, the only paleo podcast focused 100% on autoimmune healing. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What exactly the autoimmune paleo diet is... -Why your body can attack itself and what you can do about it... -What a sample daily meal plan would look like... -A surprising "substitute" for organ meats... -Why Eileen isn't a fan of stevia... -Why it's a myth that the liver stores toxins... -Three "gentle" ways to detox... -If you can use nightshades, how you can make meals spicy... -How to "transition" back to normal eating after following the AIP, and he an order in which you would introduce foods... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol -Pemmican from USWellnessMeats -Organic whole roasted crickets -Dry skin brush -Magnesium salts -Sushi Sonic wasabi Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Eileen or I about the Paleo Autoimmune diet, or anything else we discuss during this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
49:43 5/21/2016
It seems like at least once a month on a podcast, I'm recommending somebody... ...whether that somebody is having skin issues like acne or eczema, gut pain, brain fog, food allergies or intolerances or constipation or any other signs of immune system or inflammation issues... ...try something called the "Autoimmune Diet". Problem is, this particular diet, typically meant to be followed for a short period of time until things are healed up, can be confusing when it comes to whether you really need to use it to heal an issue, which foods are "allowed" and which foods aren't, how to transition off the diet back into a "normal" eating style once you've finished the autoimmune diet, and that's exactly why I decided to have Eileen Laird on the show. Eileen just wrote the book "A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol", I read it last week, and it's exactly what it promises, a book simple enough that even someone with brain fog can understand, written like a conversation between friends a simple and contains all of the essential information in a package small enough to throw in your purse or backpack. Eileen is a writer, podcast host, and self-described "autoimmune warrior", who has reversed rheumatoid arthritis through this diet. Her blog, Phoenix Helix, receives 1 million unique visitors annually and there she features recipes, research and personal stories about the autoimmune experience. She also writes "Autoimmune Answers", a regular column in Paleo Magazine, and is the host of the Phoenix Helix Podcast, the only paleo podcast focused 100% on autoimmune healing. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What exactly the autoimmune paleo diet is... -Why your body can attack itself and what you can do about it... -What a sample daily meal plan would look like... -A surprising "substitute" for organ meats... -Why Eileen isn't a fan of stevia... -Why it's a myth that the liver stores toxins... -Three "gentle" ways to detox... -If you can use nightshades, how you can make meals spicy... -How to "transition" back to normal eating after following the AIP, and he an order in which you would introduce foods... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol -Pemmican from USWellnessMeats -Organic whole roasted crickets -Dry skin brush -Magnesium salts -Sushi Sonic wasabi Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Eileen or I about the Paleo Autoimmune diet, or anything else we discuss during this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
49:43 5/21/2016
Cortisol can be confusing. And frankly, most popular tests for cortisol don't tell you what really need to know... ...things like how fast cortisol gets cleared by your body, what's truly causing high cortisol or low cortisol, how cortisol (and other crucial hormones) are getting created and broken down, and much more... And this is important, because low cortisol leaves you with zero energy, low libido, brain fog, and feeling overtrained and adrenally fatigued, while high cortisol decreases protein synthesis and amino acid uptake, increases proteolysis (protein breakdown) and bone degradation, suppresses parts of the immune system, and increases serum glucose. So you feel pretty crappy when cortisol is low, and while you may feel good when cortisol is high, if cortisol is chronically high, there are some downsides to that too. Enter the DUTCH test - which is a new way to measure cortisol and much more. So what is the DUTCH test? The DUTCH test is a urine steroid hormone profile that measures hormones and hormone metabolites (called conjugates) in a dried urine sample, and is performed from the comfort of your home. It is the most cutting-edge way to truly see what's going on when it comes to your hormones, because it doesn't just measure hormones, but also something called "metabolites", which are a measurement of hormone production and hormone breakdown. Measuring both hormones and their metabolites can give you or your health care practitioner a much better overall picture of hormone production. For example, a DUTCH urine steroid hormone profile on someone with low salivary cortisol could show normal cortisol production, but high levels of metabolites. In other words, this would indicate that you are producing enough cortisol, but it's just getting broken down into its metabolites very quickly. There are also some metabolites that are important markers for cancer risk that can only be measured in urine. With serum (blood) and saliva hormone spot-testing, it's possible to track variations in hormone release throughout the day - and this is a great way to measure how your hormones change during a 24-hour period (your circadian rhythm). In contrast, a standard 24-hour urine collection many physicians use reflects your total hormone output in a 24-hour period. But by using the DUTCH urine steroid test, you get the best of all worlds: blood, saliva and urinary results with just a urine collection. The DUTCH test measures the following: -Free cortisol -Free cortisone -Creatinine -Tetrahyrdocortisone -a-tetrahydrocortisol -b-tetrahydrocortisol -DHEAs -Progesterone metabolites (a-pregnanediol, b-pregnanediol) -Androgen metabolites (DHEAS, etiocholanolone, androsterone, testosterone, 5a-DHT, 5a-androstanediol, 5b-androstanediol, epi-testosterone) -Estrogen metabolites (estrone, estradiol, estriol, 2-OH-estrone, 4-OH-estrone, 16-OH-estrone, 2-Methoxy-estrone, 2-OH-estradiol) -6-OH-melatonin-sulfate My guest on today's podcast, Chris Kelly, is an expert when to the DUTCH test. Two years ago Christopher Kelly quit his job at a hedge fund to start Nourish Balance Thrive, a small functional medicine practice for athletes. Chris is a computer scientist and pro mountain biker and he works with two medical doctors, one of whom is also a pro mountain biker, and the other is Dr. Tommy Wood, a biochemist and Ph.D. fellow. He employs a registered nurse, and works with his wife Julia, who is a food scientist. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What the DUTCH test is and why it is far different than an Adrenal Stress Index... -My own shocking results on the DUTCH test... -The difference between free and total cortisol, and why you may think that your cortisol is normal when it is actually quite low... -Why some women should not use estrogen natural hormone replacement therapy... -How to know if you should be using a multivitamin... -How chronically high cortisol can cause high blood glucose, brain damage, and muscle wasting (even if you feel great short-term!)... -Things that can elevate cortisol if you are already doing everything "right" in terms of stress control, sleep, proper training recovery, etc... -Whether it's true that high ketosis can cause high cortisol... -What type of hidden infections in your gut or blood can cause high cortisol... -Supplements and herbs you may be taking can increase cortisol dramatically... -Whether there is a link between cannabis, CBD, THC and cortisol... -The most potent supplements or foods or essential oils for decreasing cortisol... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers -A sleep article that includes the one-two Sleep Cocktail/CBD combo Ben swears by for sleep, along with the essential oils we discuss -Phosphatidylserine for lowering cortisol -The London Biohacker Summit - click here to register and use 10% code "ben". -The RUNGA "digital detox" Costa Rica retreat Ben is going to in December (mention this show for $75 gift upon registration). -Click here to visit NourishBalanceThrive and use code BEN10 for a 10% discount on the testing and consulting Chris and I discuss in this episode. -The Little Know Test That Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Your Metabolism podcast with Chris Kelly -"7 Signs Your Cortisol & Adrenals Are Broken" podcast with Chris Kelly -The Underground Test That Shows You How To Legally Upgrade Your EPO, Increase Your Oxygen Levels, Boost Your Red Blood Cells & Build Double-Digit Percentages In Power And Endurance podcast with Chris Kelly -Article: "The Ketogenic Diet's Effect On Cortisol" -Caffeine may increase cortisol levels. -CBD increases cortisol release in healthy volunteers -Safety and pharmacokinetics of oral cannabidiol when administered concomitantly with intravenous fentanyl in humans. -Essential Oil Inhalation on Blood Pressure and Salivary Cortisol Levels in Prehypertensive and Hypertensive Subjects -Blunting by chronic phosphatidylserine administration of the stress-induced activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in healthy men -Ben Greenfield's DUTCH test results [pdf-embedder url="https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ben.greenfield.dutch_.4-12-16.pdf"] Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for Chris or I about the DUTCH test, cortisol or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply, and click here to visit NourishBalanceThrive and use code BEN10 for a 10% discount on the testing and consulting Chris and I discuss in this episode.
01:44:54 5/18/2016
Cortisol can be confusing. And frankly, most popular tests for cortisol don't tell you what really need to know... ...things like how fast cortisol gets cleared by your body, what's truly causing high cortisol or low cortisol, how cortisol (and other crucial hormones) are getting created and broken down, and much more... And this is important, because low cortisol leaves you with zero energy, low libido, brain fog, and feeling overtrained and adrenally fatigued, while high cortisol decreases protein synthesis and amino acid uptake, increases proteolysis (protein breakdown) and bone degradation, suppresses parts of the immune system, and increases serum glucose. So you feel pretty crappy when cortisol is low, and while you may feel good when cortisol is high, if cortisol is chronically high, there are some downsides to that too. Enter the DUTCH test - which is a new way to measure cortisol and much more. So what is the DUTCH test? The DUTCH test is a urine steroid hormone profile that measures hormones and hormone metabolites (called conjugates) in a dried urine sample, and is performed from the comfort of your home. It is the most cutting-edge way to truly see what's going on when it comes to your hormones, because it doesn't just measure hormones, but also something called "metabolites", which are a measurement of hormone production and hormone breakdown. Measuring both hormones and their metabolites can give you or your health care practitioner a much better overall picture of hormone production. For example, a DUTCH urine steroid hormone profile on someone with low salivary cortisol could show normal cortisol production, but high levels of metabolites. In other words, this would indicate that you are producing enough cortisol, but it's just getting broken down into its metabolites very quickly. There are also some metabolites that are important markers for cancer risk that can only be measured in urine. With serum (blood) and saliva hormone spot-testing, it's possible to track variations in hormone release throughout the day - and this is a great way to measure how your hormones change during a 24-hour period (your circadian rhythm). In contrast, a standard 24-hour urine collection many physicians use reflects your total hormone output in a 24-hour period. But by using the DUTCH urine steroid test, you get the best of all worlds: blood, saliva and urinary results with just a urine collection. The DUTCH test measures the following: -Free cortisol -Free cortisone -Creatinine -Tetrahyrdocortisone -a-tetrahydrocortisol -b-tetrahydrocortisol -DHEAs -Progesterone metabolites (a-pregnanediol, b-pregnanediol) -Androgen metabolites (DHEAS, etiocholanolone, androsterone, testosterone, 5a-DHT, 5a-androstanediol, 5b-androstanediol, epi-testosterone) -Estrogen metabolites (estrone, estradiol, estriol, 2-OH-estrone, 4-OH-estrone, 16-OH-estrone, 2-Methoxy-estrone, 2-OH-estradiol) -6-OH-melatonin-sulfate My guest on today's podcast, Chris Kelly, is an expert when to the DUTCH test. Two years ago Christopher Kelly quit his job at a hedge fund to start Nourish Balance Thrive, a small functional medicine practice for athletes. Chris is a computer scientist and pro mountain biker and he works with two medical doctors, one of whom is also a pro mountain biker, and the other is Dr. Tommy Wood, a biochemist and Ph.D. fellow. He employs a registered nurse, and works with his wife Julia, who is a food scientist. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What the DUTCH test is and why it is far different than an Adrenal Stress Index... -My own shocking results on the DUTCH test... -The difference between free and total cortisol, and why you may think that your cortisol is normal when it is actually quite low... -Why some women should not use estrogen natural hormone replacement therapy... -How to know if you should be using a multivitamin... -How chronically high cortisol can cause high blood glucose, brain damage, and muscle wasting (even if you feel great short-term!)... -Things that can elevate cortisol if you are already doing everything "right" in terms of stress control, sleep, proper training recovery, etc... -Whether it's true that high ketosis can cause high cortisol... -What type of hidden infections in your gut or blood can cause high cortisol... -Supplements and herbs you may be taking can increase cortisol dramatically... -Whether there is a link between cannabis, CBD, THC and cortisol... -The most potent supplements or foods or essential oils for decreasing cortisol... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers -A sleep article that includes the one-two Sleep Cocktail/CBD combo Ben swears by for sleep, along with the essential oils we discuss -Phosphatidylserine for lowering cortisol -The London Biohacker Summit - click here to register and use 10% code "ben". -The RUNGA "digital detox" Costa Rica retreat Ben is going to in December (mention this show for $75 gift upon registration). -Click here to visit NourishBalanceThrive and use code BEN10 for a 10% discount on the testing and consulting Chris and I discuss in this episode. -The Little Know Test That Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Your Metabolism podcast with Chris Kelly -"7 Signs Your Cortisol & Adrenals Are Broken" podcast with Chris Kelly -The Underground Test That Shows You How To Legally Upgrade Your EPO, Increase Your Oxygen Levels, Boost Your Red Blood Cells & Build Double-Digit Percentages In Power And Endurance podcast with Chris Kelly -Article: "The Ketogenic Diet's Effect On Cortisol" -Caffeine may increase cortisol levels. -CBD increases cortisol release in healthy volunteers -Safety and pharmacokinetics of oral cannabidiol when administered concomitantly with intravenous fentanyl in humans. -Essential Oil Inhalation on Blood Pressure and Salivary Cortisol Levels in Prehypertensive and Hypertensive Subjects -Blunting by chronic phosphatidylserine administration of the stress-induced activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in healthy men -Ben Greenfield's DUTCH test results [pdf-embedder url="https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ben.greenfield.dutch_.4-12-16.pdf"] Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for Chris or I about the DUTCH test, cortisol or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply, and click here to visit NourishBalanceThrive and use code BEN10 for a 10% discount on the testing and consulting Chris and I discuss in this episode.
01:44:54 5/18/2016
Every morning I put about thirty tiny spirulina algae tablets on top of my morning smoothie. Then, in the evening, I often swallow another handful of tiny chlorella tablets to satiate my appetite. After that, I have to rinse out my mouth with water if I want my wife to kiss me, but it's all worth it because... ...regardless of whether you think that us land-dwelling creatures at some point evolved from ocean-dwelling life (a belief espoused by my previous podcast guest Jack Kruse to encourage people spend time in the cold and to eat more seafood), it can't be denied that fish, turtles, and millions of other large and small inhabitants of water rely on one extremely dense nutrition source for sustenance of life... ...algae - particularly from spirulina and chlorella sources. And (especially for vegans and vegetarians), it is the only way to get absorbable, brain-building DHA from a plant-based source. Chia seeds and flax seeds don't get converted into DHA. Algae has 40 vitamins and minerals, more protein then steak, more iron than liver, more calcium than milk, more chlorophyll than kale, more antioxidants than berries and provides so much steady energy and focus, that your performance improves all without chemicals, caffeine, sugar, gluten, soy, animal products or stomach distress. Algae is also an eco-friendly, sustainable crop that releases oxygen while it is growing, produces 100 times more protein per acre than beef and provides the safest, vegan, source of Omega 3. It is grown in fresh water tanks, not the ocean so it protects the ocean's ecosystem too. And there's only one calorie in a single tab. My guest on today's podcast is Catharine Arnston, and she puts my own algae consumption to shame, eating 75 pieces of chlorella and 75 pieces of spirulina every day. She holds an MBA from Western's Ivey School of Business, and a BA in geography and economic development from Queen's University. She is a Board Certified Health Counselor from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a REIKI Master. She is also an algae expert and the CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of ENERGYbits, a sports nutrition company that sells algae in tablet form to athletes and consumers (click here and use code BEN to save 10% on any of their algae products). Catharine founded ENERGYbits eight years ago after she became aware of the health and athletic benefits of a plant based diet. When she subsequently learned that algae was the most nutrient dense plant in the world and that Asians had been growing it and benefiting from it for fifty years, she made it her life mission to bring algae into the mainstream so others could benefit from this superfood too. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What exactly algae is... -Which specific form of algae works best for pre or during workouts, and the appropriate hourly dosage... -Which form of algae has the identical nutritional profile to mother's milk... -The blue-green pigment in one specific form of algae that has been shown in research to enhance muscle recovery... -Why, based on RNA and DNA content, sardines and algae are two of the most potent anti-aging foods on the face of the planet... -How chlorophyll allows the body to produce ATP, even in the absence of calories... -Which type of algae acts as a natural source of sun protection and prevention of radiation damage... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Eat Algae (The Ultimate Guide To Fueling With Spirulina And Chlorella). -Mother's Milk and ENERGYbits Spirulina Profile -Mother's Milk Amino Profile from Biological Chemistry -ENERGYbits Label with Amino Acid -Mothers Milk and ENERGYbits® Spirulina, Virtually the Same Nutritional Profile Do you have questions, comments, or thoughts for Catharine or I about algae, spirulina, chlorella, or anything else algae related? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply. You can also click here and use code BEN to save 10% on any of the algae products I personally use, including spirulina ENERGYbits and chlorella RECOVERYbits.
01:11:35 5/14/2016
Every morning I put about thirty tiny spirulina algae tablets on top of my morning smoothie. Then, in the evening, I often swallow another handful of tiny chlorella tablets to satiate my appetite. After that, I have to rinse out my mouth with water if I want my wife to kiss me, but it's all worth it because... ...regardless of whether you think that us land-dwelling creatures at some point evolved from ocean-dwelling life (a belief espoused by my previous podcast guest Jack Kruse to encourage people spend time in the cold and to eat more seafood), it can't be denied that fish, turtles, and millions of other large and small inhabitants of water rely on one extremely dense nutrition source for sustenance of life... ...algae - particularly from spirulina and chlorella sources. And (especially for vegans and vegetarians), it is the only way to get absorbable, brain-building DHA from a plant-based source. Chia seeds and flax seeds don't get converted into DHA. Algae has 40 vitamins and minerals, more protein then steak, more iron than liver, more calcium than milk, more chlorophyll than kale, more antioxidants than berries and provides so much steady energy and focus, that your performance improves all without chemicals, caffeine, sugar, gluten, soy, animal products or stomach distress. Algae is also an eco-friendly, sustainable crop that releases oxygen while it is growing, produces 100 times more protein per acre than beef and provides the safest, vegan, source of Omega 3. It is grown in fresh water tanks, not the ocean so it protects the ocean's ecosystem too. And there's only one calorie in a single tab. My guest on today's podcast is Catharine Arnston, and she puts my own algae consumption to shame, eating 75 pieces of chlorella and 75 pieces of spirulina every day. She holds an MBA from Western's Ivey School of Business, and a BA in geography and economic development from Queen's University. She is a Board Certified Health Counselor from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a REIKI Master. She is also an algae expert and the CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of ENERGYbits, a sports nutrition company that sells algae in tablet form to athletes and consumers (click here and use code BEN to save 10% on any of their algae products). Catharine founded ENERGYbits eight years ago after she became aware of the health and athletic benefits of a plant based diet. When she subsequently learned that algae was the most nutrient dense plant in the world and that Asians had been growing it and benefiting from it for fifty years, she made it her life mission to bring algae into the mainstream so others could benefit from this superfood too. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What exactly algae is... -Which specific form of algae works best for pre or during workouts, and the appropriate hourly dosage... -Which form of algae has the identical nutritional profile to mother's milk... -The blue-green pigment in one specific form of algae that has been shown in research to enhance muscle recovery... -Why, based on RNA and DNA content, sardines and algae are two of the most potent anti-aging foods on the face of the planet... -How chlorophyll allows the body to produce ATP, even in the absence of calories... -Which type of algae acts as a natural source of sun protection and prevention of radiation damage... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Eat Algae (The Ultimate Guide To Fueling With Spirulina And Chlorella). -Mother's Milk and ENERGYbits Spirulina Profile -Mother's Milk Amino Profile from Biological Chemistry -ENERGYbits Label with Amino Acid -Mothers Milk and ENERGYbits® Spirulina, Virtually the Same Nutritional Profile Do you have questions, comments, or thoughts for Catharine or I about algae, spirulina, chlorella, or anything else algae related? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply. You can also click here and use code BEN to save 10% on any of the algae products I personally use, including spirulina ENERGYbits and chlorella RECOVERYbits.
01:11:35 5/14/2016
I first met today's podcast guest at a health conference four years ago. I happened to be sitting across the dinner table from him, and watched as he pulled out the mysterious leather satchel that I'd seen him carrying all weekend long. He opened the satchel to reveal tiny bottles of black oil, dropper bottles full of dark, green algae-like goo, mineral salts, and all kinds of other strange substances which he proceeded to use to "dress-up" his dinner. Later, I learned his name - Ian Clark - and invited him on my podcast to talk about that green algae goo, which turned out to be marine phytoplankton. I also learned that back in 2004, at the age of 46, when he was hit with a series of life threatening health issues, obesity, and a prediction from physicians that he only had about two years left to live, Ian refused to accept life's traditional circumstances and decided to pursue more natural methods of restoring perfect health. Ian began traveling all over the world to discover strange, new health products while developing relationships with top labs and researchers in the fields of natural healing. Now operating out of a farm in Canada with his five sons and the support of an entire team of innovators at Activation Products Canada and Activation Germany, his company has become a significant manufacturer of unique products like magnesium spray, black seed oil, marine phytoplankton and much more. In today's podcast with Ian, you'll discover: -The genetic illness that nearly killed Ian back in 2004 and led to his journey of interest in natural healing... -How you can personally "equip" your body to deal with mold and fungus (and the shocking link between mold, fungus and cancer)... -How Ian has created his own micro-universe to heal his body... -One specific pose you can hold for 30 minutes a day for two weeks to "reboot" your autonomic nervous system... -The small exercise machine that Ian swears by and keeps in both his home and his office... -A new form of fasting called "dry fasting"... -What Ian uses as a "smart drug" to stay hyper-awake and alert... -The reason Ian sprays his entire abdomen with magnesium prior to bed at night... -Why Ian travels everywhere with a black leather bag, and what he keeps in it... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Ultimate Superfood You've Probably Never Heard Of (previous phytoplankton podcast with Ian) -Activation Products -Dr. Simoncini mold/fungus -Tripping Over The Truth book on the metabolic theory -Fortis Construction -Concrobium mold control spray -Essential oils -Cold air diffuser -Dr. Stitler's website -Xiser Stairmaster -Dr. Filonov Dry Fasting resources Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Ian or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
01:14:32 5/11/2016
I first met today's podcast guest at a health conference four years ago. I happened to be sitting across the dinner table from him, and watched as he pulled out the mysterious leather satchel that I'd seen him carrying all weekend long. He opened the satchel to reveal tiny bottles of black oil, dropper bottles full of dark, green algae-like goo, mineral salts, and all kinds of other strange substances which he proceeded to use to "dress-up" his dinner. Later, I learned his name - Ian Clark - and invited him on my podcast to talk about that green algae goo, which turned out to be marine phytoplankton. I also learned that back in 2004, at the age of 46, when he was hit with a series of life threatening health issues, obesity, and a prediction from physicians that he only had about two years left to live, Ian refused to accept life's traditional circumstances and decided to pursue more natural methods of restoring perfect health. Ian began traveling all over the world to discover strange, new health products while developing relationships with top labs and researchers in the fields of natural healing. Now operating out of a farm in Canada with his five sons and the support of an entire team of innovators at Activation Products Canada and Activation Germany, his company has become a significant manufacturer of unique products like magnesium spray, black seed oil, marine phytoplankton and much more. In today's podcast with Ian, you'll discover: -The genetic illness that nearly killed Ian back in 2004 and led to his journey of interest in natural healing... -How you can personally "equip" your body to deal with mold and fungus (and the shocking link between mold, fungus and cancer)... -How Ian has created his own micro-universe to heal his body... -One specific pose you can hold for 30 minutes a day for two weeks to "reboot" your autonomic nervous system... -The small exercise machine that Ian swears by and keeps in both his home and his office... -A new form of fasting called "dry fasting"... -What Ian uses as a "smart drug" to stay hyper-awake and alert... -The reason Ian sprays his entire abdomen with magnesium prior to bed at night... -Why Ian travels everywhere with a black leather bag, and what he keeps in it... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Ultimate Superfood You've Probably Never Heard Of (previous phytoplankton podcast with Ian) -Activation Products -Dr. Simoncini mold/fungus -Tripping Over The Truth book on the metabolic theory -Fortis Construction -Concrobium mold control spray -Essential oils -Cold air diffuser -Dr. Stitler's website -Xiser Stairmaster -Dr. Filonov Dry Fasting resources Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Ian or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
01:14:32 5/11/2016
Last month, I had the pleasure of visiting Kauai, Hawaii and hanging out with a few of the coolest couples on the face of the planet. One such couple was big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton and his wife, volleyball Olympian and fitness celebrity Gabby Reece. You can listen to my podcast interview with them here. Another couple was James Sol Radina and Dr. Somer Nicole, who you get to meet in this podcast episode. Dr. Somer Nicole is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and specializes in CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and is a Reiki Master/Teacher. She has teaches alignment-based Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, has been teaching Yoga since 2002 and travels internationally for workshops and retreats. She also creates personalized Yoga videos for clients, lives in Kauai and has created an online platform for Yoga, Meditation and holistic living you can access at www.YogaDoctors.TV. James Sol Radina, has been a podcast guest before in a special episode on CBD. He is CEO of EAD Labs, a co-founder of "The Science of Weed," a documentary releasing in late 2016 that features over 40 of the top doctors and scientists on the subject of using cannabis for healing, has built a Hemp CBD product company that is the gold standard in the industry. My time with James and Somer in Hawaii included some groundbreaking personal discoveries into how to use kundalini yoga, experimentation with psilocybin, more insight into the science of CBD and much more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Somer and James met... -What Kundalini yoga actually is, and how it works from a scientific standpoint... -The difference between Kundalini breathing and Wim Hof breathing... -Why James does coconut oil pulling... -How to decide what a custom yoga routine should look or feel like... -Why James uses cannabidiol (CBD), and which forms he uses... -The surprising use that Somer has discovered for CBD, specifically for women... -Why James uses psilocybin micro-dosing... -The proposed mechanism of action of psilocybin... -What psilocybin can be "mixed" with to increase potency... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book "Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy " -The movie "Neurons to Nirvana" -Earthrunner sandals -Ben's SmartDrugSmarts podcast episode on CBD -NatureCBD -Somer's custom yoga routines -My podcast episode with Wim Hof Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about anything that James, Somer and I discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply. And remember to click here if you want to one of Somer's custom yoga routines at a $65 discount!
01:07:28 5/7/2016
Last month, I had the pleasure of visiting Kauai, Hawaii and hanging out with a few of the coolest couples on the face of the planet. One such couple was big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton and his wife, volleyball Olympian and fitness celebrity Gabby Reece. You can listen to my podcast interview with them here. Another couple was James Sol Radina and Dr. Somer Nicole, who you get to meet in this podcast episode. Dr. Somer Nicole is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and specializes in CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and is a Reiki Master/Teacher. She has teaches alignment-based Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, has been teaching Yoga since 2002 and travels internationally for workshops and retreats. She also creates personalized Yoga videos for clients, lives in Kauai and has created an online platform for Yoga, Meditation and holistic living you can access at www.YogaDoctors.TV. James Sol Radina, has been a podcast guest before in a special episode on CBD. He is CEO of EAD Labs, a co-founder of "The Science of Weed," a documentary releasing in late 2016 that features over 40 of the top doctors and scientists on the subject of using cannabis for healing, has built a Hemp CBD product company that is the gold standard in the industry. My time with James and Somer in Hawaii included some groundbreaking personal discoveries into how to use kundalini yoga, experimentation with psilocybin, more insight into the science of CBD and much more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Somer and James met... -What Kundalini yoga actually is, and how it works from a scientific standpoint... -The difference between Kundalini breathing and Wim Hof breathing... -Why James does coconut oil pulling... -How to decide what a custom yoga routine should look or feel like... -Why James uses cannabidiol (CBD), and which forms he uses... -The surprising use that Somer has discovered for CBD, specifically for women... -Why James uses psilocybin micro-dosing... -The proposed mechanism of action of psilocybin... -What psilocybin can be "mixed" with to increase potency... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Book "Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy " -The movie "Neurons to Nirvana" -Earthrunner sandals -Ben's SmartDrugSmarts podcast episode on CBD -NatureCBD -Somer's custom yoga routines -My podcast episode with Wim Hof Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about anything that James, Somer and I discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply. And remember to click here if you want to one of Somer's custom yoga routines at a $65 discount!
01:07:28 5/7/2016
Sleep can be super confusing. I get lots of questions about it and have my own too...for example: Are there healthy substitutes for sunlight? What does it exactly mean to be a fast vs. a slow caffeine metabolizer? What's the ideal nap length? How can you limit the damage from a night shift? What's the ideal sleeping position? Should you use an alarm? My guest on today's podcast is Shawn Stevenson just wrote the new book "Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success", and today we dig into plenty of detail on the topics he covers in this book, which I highly recommend as a comprehensive sleep resource. Shawn is a graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis, where he studied business, biology and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men's Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other media outlets. He is also a frequent keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences - all with outstanding reviews. To learn more about Shawn visit TheModelHealthShow.com. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How using natural medicine to rebuild his spine bones made Shawn want to write a book about sleep... -How Shawn and I differ in the ways we quantify and track sleep... -Whether there are sunlight substitutes you can use instead of sunlight... -How to measure your UVA vs. UVB exposure... -The difference between blue-light boxes, in-ear photo therapy and intranasal therapy... -How many sleep cycles you should get each night... -What Shawn thinks about the effect of caffeine on sleep if one is genetically tested and found to be a fast caffeine metabolizer... -Shawn's top tips for people who have to work graveyard or night shifts to avoid the metabolic issues that can arise with circadian rhythm disruptions... -The surprising link between gut bacteria and sleep... -Whether morning vs. evening exercise is best for sleep... -Shawn's thoughts on optimal nap time, and if you really need to limit your naps to less than 60 minutes... -What the ideal sleeping position is... -Why you should use black-out curtains and sleep masks even though your ancestors or "caveman" didn't... -The best type of alarm to use to optimize your sleep cycles... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -What You Need To Know About Stem Cells previous podcast episode with Shawn -The OURA ring and HRV Ben uses for sleep tracking (and other sleep cycle tips) -How to use light to "hack" your sleep cycles -Intranasal light therapy -Apps to measure your UVA/UVB index -My podcast with sleep coach Nick Littlehales -The Sleep Cocktail supplement -Dr J. Sleep Solution pillow Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for Shawn or I about what we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply, and be sure to check out Shawn's book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success.
01:40:12 5/4/2016
Sleep can be super confusing. I get lots of questions about it and have my own too...for example: Are there healthy substitutes for sunlight? What does it exactly mean to be a fast vs. a slow caffeine metabolizer? What's the ideal nap length? How can you limit the damage from a night shift? What's the ideal sleeping position? Should you use an alarm? My guest on today's podcast is Shawn Stevenson just wrote the new book "Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success", and today we dig into plenty of detail on the topics he covers in this book, which I highly recommend as a comprehensive sleep resource. Shawn is a graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis, where he studied business, biology and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men's Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other media outlets. He is also a frequent keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences - all with outstanding reviews. To learn more about Shawn visit TheModelHealthShow.com. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How using natural medicine to rebuild his spine bones made Shawn want to write a book about sleep... -How Shawn and I differ in the ways we quantify and track sleep... -Whether there are sunlight substitutes you can use instead of sunlight... -How to measure your UVA vs. UVB exposure... -The difference between blue-light boxes, in-ear photo therapy and intranasal therapy... -How many sleep cycles you should get each night... -What Shawn thinks about the effect of caffeine on sleep if one is genetically tested and found to be a fast caffeine metabolizer... -Shawn's top tips for people who have to work graveyard or night shifts to avoid the metabolic issues that can arise with circadian rhythm disruptions... -The surprising link between gut bacteria and sleep... -Whether morning vs. evening exercise is best for sleep... -Shawn's thoughts on optimal nap time, and if you really need to limit your naps to less than 60 minutes... -What the ideal sleeping position is... -Why you should use black-out curtains and sleep masks even though your ancestors or "caveman" didn't... -The best type of alarm to use to optimize your sleep cycles... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -What You Need To Know About Stem Cells previous podcast episode with Shawn -The OURA ring and HRV Ben uses for sleep tracking (and other sleep cycle tips) -How to use light to "hack" your sleep cycles -Intranasal light therapy -Apps to measure your UVA/UVB index -My podcast with sleep coach Nick Littlehales -The Sleep Cocktail supplement -Dr J. Sleep Solution pillow Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for Shawn or I about what we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply, and be sure to check out Shawn's book Sleep Smarter: 21 Proven Tips to Sleep Your Way To a Better Body, Better Health and Bigger Success.
01:40:12 5/4/2016
A few months ago, I released the article "Dark & Dirty Secrets Of The Wine Industry, Four Ways To Make Wine Healthier, and What Kind Of Wine Fit People Should Drink." In it, I detailed the serious issues with arsenic, overpricing, lack of sustainability, high levels of sulfites, amines and ochratoxins, boatloads of sugars, high pH levels (that increase the possibility of contamination by unwanted organisms), a less than stellar taste, plastic polyethylenes and many other problems plaguing the modern wine industry - and causing many people (including my wife) to get headaches or poor sleep from a nightly glass of wine. At the end of that post, I highlight that I now drink a new kind of healthy wine called "FitVineWine", and in today's podcast, I interview Mark Warren, co-founder of FitVineWine, a national level black belt competitor in TaeKwonDo, a Crossfitter and of course, as a wine enthusiast and father of two boys, a man after my own heart. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why there are shocking levels of additives and other fillers in most modern wines... -How most wineries add sugar and grape concentrate to wines to adjust the pH (and why pH is so important)... -Why many wines are filtered through wheat and contain gluten... -Whether you need to be concerned about mold in wine... -How you can concentrate the amount of antioxidants like resveratrol, polyphenols and proanthocyanidins in grapes... -What it means for a wine to be "biodynamic" or "organically" farmed... -Why many wines are over-irrigated and why wineries should use less water, not more... -Why wine grapes should be grown at higher, cooler elevations... -Why people really aren't allergic to sulfites in wine, and why it's something else altogether... -How FitVineWine compares to other popular "healthy" or "Paleo" wines out there... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -FitVineWine.com (use 10% discount code BEN10) "California Winemakers Sued Over High Levels of Arsenic in Wines" "Bad News for Those of You Who, Like Us, Drank Cheap Wine Each and Every Night of Your 20s" Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or my guest Mark on anything we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply...and click here to get a bottle of red or a bottle of white at FitVineWine.com with 10% discount code BEN10 (assuming you're 21 years of age or older).
01:01:12 4/30/2016
A few months ago, I released the article "Dark & Dirty Secrets Of The Wine Industry, Four Ways To Make Wine Healthier, and What Kind Of Wine Fit People Should Drink." In it, I detailed the serious issues with arsenic, overpricing, lack of sustainability, high levels of sulfites, amines and ochratoxins, boatloads of sugars, high pH levels (that increase the possibility of contamination by unwanted organisms), a less than stellar taste, plastic polyethylenes and many other problems plaguing the modern wine industry - and causing many people (including my wife) to get headaches or poor sleep from a nightly glass of wine. At the end of that post, I highlight that I now drink a new kind of healthy wine called "FitVineWine", and in today's podcast, I interview Mark Warren, co-founder of FitVineWine, a national level black belt competitor in TaeKwonDo, a Crossfitter and of course, as a wine enthusiast and father of two boys, a man after my own heart. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why there are shocking levels of additives and other fillers in most modern wines... -How most wineries add sugar and grape concentrate to wines to adjust the pH (and why pH is so important)... -Why many wines are filtered through wheat and contain gluten... -Whether you need to be concerned about mold in wine... -How you can concentrate the amount of antioxidants like resveratrol, polyphenols and proanthocyanidins in grapes... -What it means for a wine to be "biodynamic" or "organically" farmed... -Why many wines are over-irrigated and why wineries should use less water, not more... -Why wine grapes should be grown at higher, cooler elevations... -Why people really aren't allergic to sulfites in wine, and why it's something else altogether... -How FitVineWine compares to other popular "healthy" or "Paleo" wines out there... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -FitVineWine.com (use 10% discount code BEN10) "California Winemakers Sued Over High Levels of Arsenic in Wines" "Bad News for Those of You Who, Like Us, Drank Cheap Wine Each and Every Night of Your 20s" Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or my guest Mark on anything we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply...and click here to get a bottle of red or a bottle of white at FitVineWine.com with 10% discount code BEN10 (assuming you're 21 years of age or older).
01:01:12 4/30/2016
If you don't know who Robb Wolf is, you have probably been living either in a cave or at McDonald's. Robb is a former research biochemist and author of the New York Times Best Selling book "The Paleo Solution - The Original Human Diet". Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars. He has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is co-founder of the nutrition and athletic training journal, The Performance Menu, co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men's Health "top 30 gyms in America" and he is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for Specialty Health Inc, Paleo FX, and Paleo Magazine. Robb is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. He coaches athletes at the highest levels of competition and consults with Olympians and world champions in MMA, motocross, rowing and triathlon. He has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corps. In this episode, I dig into a day in the life of Robb, and reveal some the most important training, nutrition and biohacking tools he's been implement lately. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The details of Robb's Lazy Lobo ranch... -Robb's"dream" legit permaculture small farm setting for a family... -What Robb has found by experimenting with post-meal blood glucose monitoring and what he has found... -How to get the most strength training bang for your buck out of something called "alactic" sets... -Why Robb likes the "Versaclimber" so much... -How Robb has been using binaural beats... -Robb's smart drug of choice... -Everything you need to know about using nicotine gum... -A never-before-revealed secret about Robb's new book he's writing... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -FlowerChecker app for plant identification -My Training At 44 -Brainwave app for binaural beats -Sleepstream app for binaural beats -My article on making your own smart drugs -GoodSense nicotine gum -WebMD piece on nicotine gum -"Healthy food" differ by individuality -Algorithm for genes that predict low-carb/high fat vs. high carb-low fat -Dexcom G5 blood glucose monitoring -PaleoFX 16 -Primal Endurance book by Mark Sisson -The Vasper exercise device -The Versaclimber Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for myself or Robb? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
01:06:44 4/27/2016
If you don't know who Robb Wolf is, you have probably been living either in a cave or at McDonald's. Robb is a former research biochemist and author of the New York Times Best Selling book "The Paleo Solution - The Original Human Diet". Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars. He has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, is co-founder of the nutrition and athletic training journal, The Performance Menu, co-owner of NorCal Strength & Conditioning, one of the Men's Health "top 30 gyms in America" and he is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for Specialty Health Inc, Paleo FX, and Paleo Magazine. Robb is a former California State Powerlifting Champion (565 lb. Squat, 345 lb. Bench, 565 lb. Dead Lift) and a 6-0 amateur kickboxer. He coaches athletes at the highest levels of competition and consults with Olympians and world champions in MMA, motocross, rowing and triathlon. He has provided seminars in nutrition and strength & conditioning to a number of entities including NASA, Naval Special Warfare, the Canadian Light Infantry and the United States Marine Corps. In this episode, I dig into a day in the life of Robb, and reveal some the most important training, nutrition and biohacking tools he's been implement lately. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The details of Robb's Lazy Lobo ranch... -Robb's"dream" legit permaculture small farm setting for a family... -What Robb has found by experimenting with post-meal blood glucose monitoring and what he has found... -How to get the most strength training bang for your buck out of something called "alactic" sets... -Why Robb likes the "Versaclimber" so much... -How Robb has been using binaural beats... -Robb's smart drug of choice... -Everything you need to know about using nicotine gum... -A never-before-revealed secret about Robb's new book he's writing... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -FlowerChecker app for plant identification -My Training At 44 -Brainwave app for binaural beats -Sleepstream app for binaural beats -My article on making your own smart drugs -GoodSense nicotine gum -WebMD piece on nicotine gum -"Healthy food" differ by individuality -Algorithm for genes that predict low-carb/high fat vs. high carb-low fat -Dexcom G5 blood glucose monitoring -PaleoFX 16 -Primal Endurance book by Mark Sisson -The Vasper exercise device -The Versaclimber Do you have questions, comments, or feedback for myself or Robb? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply.
01:06:44 4/27/2016
This is a special bonus podcast episode with the guy you get to meet and hang out with if you come to the July 8, 9 and 10 SEALFit 20x event at my house! Two years ago, I reported on my experience at the brutal SEALFit Kokoro camp, a 60+ hour crucible you can read more about at "26 Mile Night Hikes, Surf Swim Torture, 450 Pound Giant Logs And More: What To Expect at SEALFit Kokoro Camp And 9 Ways To Get More Tough." In that article, I mention a guy named "Lance Cummings". Coach Lance's snarling face struck fear deep into the heart of every Kokoro participant in my class, and he is well known for being the man who dishes out extreme amounts of suffering and hardship for anybody brave enough to step into Kokoro. But there's much more to coach Lance Cummings than simply being a man who could kill you with his pinky finger. Technically, Lance is director of training at SEALFit. Before that, retired from Active Duty Navy Service with 30 years of combined Active and Reserve service. After graduating BUD/s Class 124 he deployed overseas in support of US Foreign Policy with six different SEAL teams on both the east and west coast. He served at the Naval Special Warfare Center as a Basic Underwater/SEAL (BUD/s) instructor where he earned his Master Training Specialist classification. He also worked several State Department Security Team contracts with private employers during his time in the Naval Reserves. He left Active Duty in 1995 to pursue a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, graduating in 2000 from Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta. While running a Chiropractic practice in Ga. and continuing to serve in the SEAL Reserves, he was recalled to Active Duty in January 2002 to deploy to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He made 7 subsequent Middle East deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq with three different SEAL Teams as well as contracting with Blackwater Security. As the Training Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group 1, in charge of West Coast SEAL Team operational training and readiness, he helped establish the Human Performance Initiative, a tactical readiness assessment and evaluation testing system utilized by every SEAL team today. Since retiring from the Navy in 2011, Lance has coached at SEALFIT Integrative Training, where he, Mark Divine, and numerous SEALs and selected civilian coaches conduct multi-day Academies, 20X, Kokoro Camps and custom team events, both locally and internationally. His athletic accomplishments include hundreds of triathlons, multi-day adventure races (he once paddled from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal in 15 hours), endurance horse racing, and he has been a member of World Championship Teams in Military Pentathlon, Naval Pentathlon, Outrigger Canoe and Dragon Boat racing. He has won several Marksmanship awards in inter-service competition in both handgun and carbine categories, and also competes in Stand Up Paddle Board Racing, archery and mountain biking. He continues his passion for Chiropractic, both with people and animal patients. He is certified in Cold Laser Therapy, Functional Mobility, Thermal Imaging, and is a registered Emergency Medical Technician. His wife is a practicing Emergency Physician, and he also has nine year old twins. His certifications and experiences include: Honor Graduate, US Army Master Fitness Trainer Academy SEAL Team Training Officer Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician NAUI Scuba Instructor US Navy Master Training Specialist Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Doctorate in Chiropractic, Life University, Marietta GA BS Education, Southern Illinois University American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Instructor TRX Suspension Training Level 1, 2 and Sports Rehabilitation Trainer Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level II Certified Structural Functional Movement Assessment Certified US Military Pentathlon Athlete US Navy Pentathlon Athlete USA Mens Dragon Boat Team 2011, 2013, 2015 - Team physician and competitor Outrigger Canoe USA/World Championship Teams So the guy is a wealth of knowledge on not just survival and warfare, but also fitness, taking care of aging and injured bodies, pushing through pain and much more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What it feels like for Lance to be "the man" who strikes fear in the heart of all Kokoro participants... -When Lance decided he wanted to be a SEAL... -Whether Lance thinks he is simply "hardwired" differently from a genetics standpoint, or whether something happened during his childhood that made him a high achiever... -Why Lance got into pentathlon (and this crazy Brazilian penthathlon video)... -Lance's story of paddling from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal in 15 hours... -As one of the "fittest old dudes" I know, what Lance's fitness program look like... -How Lance pushes through pain... -The top tools Lance uses as a chiropractor - tools people know little about, but should when it comes to enhancing recovery or managing injuries... -What to expect at a SEALFit 20x event, and what can people expect at the Eastern Washington event at my house... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The SEALFit 20x physical standards -Erchonia laser practitioner directory -"The Mindful Athlete" book by George Mumford -The TRX Suspension trainer that Lance swears by -FMS Functional Movement Systems -My three part series on SEALFit Academy & Kokoro -The SEALFit events page -SEALFit Kokoro -The upcoming SEALFit 20X course at Ben Greenfield's house Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about anything that coach Lance Cummings and I discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply. And remember to click here if you want to get in on the upcoming SEALFit 20X course at Ben Greenfield's house!
58:06 4/26/2016
This is a special bonus podcast episode with the guy you get to meet and hang out with if you come to the July 8, 9 and 10 SEALFit 20x event at my house! Two years ago, I reported on my experience at the brutal SEALFit Kokoro camp, a 60+ hour crucible you can read more about at "26 Mile Night Hikes, Surf Swim Torture, 450 Pound Giant Logs And More: What To Expect at SEALFit Kokoro Camp And 9 Ways To Get More Tough." In that article, I mention a guy named "Lance Cummings". Coach Lance's snarling face struck fear deep into the heart of every Kokoro participant in my class, and he is well known for being the man who dishes out extreme amounts of suffering and hardship for anybody brave enough to step into Kokoro. But there's much more to coach Lance Cummings than simply being a man who could kill you with his pinky finger. Technically, Lance is director of training at SEALFit. Before that, retired from Active Duty Navy Service with 30 years of combined Active and Reserve service. After graduating BUD/s Class 124 he deployed overseas in support of US Foreign Policy with six different SEAL teams on both the east and west coast. He served at the Naval Special Warfare Center as a Basic Underwater/SEAL (BUD/s) instructor where he earned his Master Training Specialist classification. He also worked several State Department Security Team contracts with private employers during his time in the Naval Reserves. He left Active Duty in 1995 to pursue a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree, graduating in 2000 from Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta. While running a Chiropractic practice in Ga. and continuing to serve in the SEAL Reserves, he was recalled to Active Duty in January 2002 to deploy to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He made 7 subsequent Middle East deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq with three different SEAL Teams as well as contracting with Blackwater Security. As the Training Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group 1, in charge of West Coast SEAL Team operational training and readiness, he helped establish the Human Performance Initiative, a tactical readiness assessment and evaluation testing system utilized by every SEAL team today. Since retiring from the Navy in 2011, Lance has coached at SEALFIT Integrative Training, where he, Mark Divine, and numerous SEALs and selected civilian coaches conduct multi-day Academies, 20X, Kokoro Camps and custom team events, both locally and internationally. His athletic accomplishments include hundreds of triathlons, multi-day adventure races (he once paddled from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal in 15 hours), endurance horse racing, and he has been a member of World Championship Teams in Military Pentathlon, Naval Pentathlon, Outrigger Canoe and Dragon Boat racing. He has won several Marksmanship awards in inter-service competition in both handgun and carbine categories, and also competes in Stand Up Paddle Board Racing, archery and mountain biking. He continues his passion for Chiropractic, both with people and animal patients. He is certified in Cold Laser Therapy, Functional Mobility, Thermal Imaging, and is a registered Emergency Medical Technician. His wife is a practicing Emergency Physician, and he also has nine year old twins. His certifications and experiences include: Honor Graduate, US Army Master Fitness Trainer Academy SEAL Team Training Officer Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician NAUI Scuba Instructor US Navy Master Training Specialist Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Doctorate in Chiropractic, Life University, Marietta GA BS Education, Southern Illinois University American College of Sports Medicine Fitness Instructor TRX Suspension Training Level 1, 2 and Sports Rehabilitation Trainer Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Level II Certified Structural Functional Movement Assessment Certified US Military Pentathlon Athlete US Navy Pentathlon Athlete USA Mens Dragon Boat Team 2011, 2013, 2015 - Team physician and competitor Outrigger Canoe USA/World Championship Teams So the guy is a wealth of knowledge on not just survival and warfare, but also fitness, taking care of aging and injured bodies, pushing through pain and much more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What it feels like for Lance to be "the man" who strikes fear in the heart of all Kokoro participants... -When Lance decided he wanted to be a SEAL... -Whether Lance thinks he is simply "hardwired" differently from a genetics standpoint, or whether something happened during his childhood that made him a high achiever... -Why Lance got into pentathlon (and this crazy Brazilian penthathlon video)... -Lance's story of paddling from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal in 15 hours... -As one of the "fittest old dudes" I know, what Lance's fitness program look like... -How Lance pushes through pain... -The top tools Lance uses as a chiropractor - tools people know little about, but should when it comes to enhancing recovery or managing injuries... -What to expect at a SEALFit 20x event, and what can people expect at the Eastern Washington event at my house... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The SEALFit 20x physical standards -Erchonia laser practitioner directory -"The Mindful Athlete" book by George Mumford -The TRX Suspension trainer that Lance swears by -FMS Functional Movement Systems -My three part series on SEALFit Academy & Kokoro -The SEALFit events page -SEALFit Kokoro -The upcoming SEALFit 20X course at Ben Greenfield's house Do you have questions, comments, or feedback about anything that coach Lance Cummings and I discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply. And remember to click here if you want to get in on the upcoming SEALFit 20X course at Ben Greenfield's house!
58:06 4/26/2016
I get tons of questions about my daily routine. Do I meditate and if so, how? On which days do I do which workouts? How many cups of coffee are "acceptable"? When do I time alcohol intake? Do I have a special journaling routine? You get the idea. And I've already revealed all this and much more in previous articles... ...including: -My morning routine -My afternoon routine -My evening routine But in today's podcast, I interview Craig Ballantyne, author of the brand new book "The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life". Why did I want to get Craig's perspective? Because Craig is one accomplished dude... Craig is a productivity and success transformation coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and his articles have also appeared in Women's Health, Oxygen, GQ, Maxim, National Geographic, Men's Fitness and Muscle and Fitness Hers, amongst many others. His articles have also been featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, and Telegraph.co.uk. In 2001, Craig created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training, and in 2013 he created the Home Workout Revolution bodyweight exercise program. Over 100,000 men and women have used his 6 Minutes to Skinny weight loss system since 2014. Craig is also the founder of the Certified Turbulence Training Program, certifying trainers from all corners of the globe. He holds an annual Turbulence Training Summit every year for fitness experts to become better trainers and get more clients so they make more money and live the Perfect Life. Craig's online success has led him to create books and a coaching program to show other gurus how to take their ideas and help thousands of people. He holds seminars around the world, and he teaches at the annual SovereignAcademy.org camp every summer in Lithuania. Craig has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey to success, and his toughest battle was fighting crippling anxiety attacks. He finally discovered how to beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation, and today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to lose 10 to 75 pounds, get a raise and make more money, find the love of their life, and overcome any obstacle in the way of success. On his website, EarlytoRise.com, you'll find his daily essays on success, productivity, time management, fitness, weight loss and self-improvement. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What it means to "control the morning"... -What Craig thinks about the research that shows some people are better in the evening vs. the morning... -How Craig meshes going to bed so early with social life... -How Craig deals with travel potentially throwing him out of his routine... -Why Craig avoids alcohol before bedtime and caffeine after 1pm... -How Craig deals with e-mail, and the technique he uses to avoid e-mail until noon... -Craig's 10-2-3-1-0 formula for a perfect night of sleep... -Why Craig calls the afternoon "chaotic", and what you can do about it... -Why a story of "the fisherman and the crabs" is important for you to know... -The #1 action step you can take today to take control of your time and own your day... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life -Turbulence Training -My article on morning-evening peak productivity times -DeltaSleeper PEMF device -The Oura ring Ben uses (mention this podcast for free shipping) -The Boomerang app for email -idonethis app for managing teams/emails -Sunrise alarm clock -A secret page on Craig's site that shows you how to get 75% less email Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or Craig about our "perfect day"? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:10:43 4/23/2016
I get tons of questions about my daily routine. Do I meditate and if so, how? On which days do I do which workouts? How many cups of coffee are "acceptable"? When do I time alcohol intake? Do I have a special journaling routine? You get the idea. And I've already revealed all this and much more in previous articles... ...including: -My morning routine -My afternoon routine -My evening routine But in today's podcast, I interview Craig Ballantyne, author of the brand new book "The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life". Why did I want to get Craig's perspective? Because Craig is one accomplished dude... Craig is a productivity and success transformation coach from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and his articles have also appeared in Women's Health, Oxygen, GQ, Maxim, National Geographic, Men's Fitness and Muscle and Fitness Hers, amongst many others. His articles have also been featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, and Telegraph.co.uk. In 2001, Craig created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training, and in 2013 he created the Home Workout Revolution bodyweight exercise program. Over 100,000 men and women have used his 6 Minutes to Skinny weight loss system since 2014. Craig is also the founder of the Certified Turbulence Training Program, certifying trainers from all corners of the globe. He holds an annual Turbulence Training Summit every year for fitness experts to become better trainers and get more clients so they make more money and live the Perfect Life. Craig's online success has led him to create books and a coaching program to show other gurus how to take their ideas and help thousands of people. He holds seminars around the world, and he teaches at the annual SovereignAcademy.org camp every summer in Lithuania. Craig has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey to success, and his toughest battle was fighting crippling anxiety attacks. He finally discovered how to beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation, and today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to lose 10 to 75 pounds, get a raise and make more money, find the love of their life, and overcome any obstacle in the way of success. On his website, EarlytoRise.com, you'll find his daily essays on success, productivity, time management, fitness, weight loss and self-improvement. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What it means to "control the morning"... -What Craig thinks about the research that shows some people are better in the evening vs. the morning... -How Craig meshes going to bed so early with social life... -How Craig deals with travel potentially throwing him out of his routine... -Why Craig avoids alcohol before bedtime and caffeine after 1pm... -How Craig deals with e-mail, and the technique he uses to avoid e-mail until noon... -Craig's 10-2-3-1-0 formula for a perfect night of sleep... -Why Craig calls the afternoon "chaotic", and what you can do about it... -Why a story of "the fisherman and the crabs" is important for you to know... -The #1 action step you can take today to take control of your time and own your day... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life -Turbulence Training -My article on morning-evening peak productivity times -DeltaSleeper PEMF device -The Oura ring Ben uses (mention this podcast for free shipping) -The Boomerang app for email -idonethis app for managing teams/emails -Sunrise alarm clock -A secret page on Craig's site that shows you how to get 75% less email Do you have questions, comments or feedback for me or Craig about our "perfect day"? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:10:43 4/23/2016
April 20, 2016 Podcast: 351: Secrets Of The Fittest Old People, Ben's Top Healthy Baby Tips, How To Get Rid Of Injuries Fast & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Ever heard of "cross-acclimation"? It's pretty cool...means HEAT training can help with your performance at ALTITUDE. How one of the fittest old people on the face of the planet does what he does. Love this stuff. Whoa. Gluten makes you fat, even if you're not allergic to it. That is, if you're a mouse. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FourSigmatic foods - use code bengreenfield for 15% off anything, including the chaga elixir Ben throws into his coffee most mornings. -Harrys Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -Onnit - Get 10% off the brand new emulsified MCT oil at Onnit.com/bengreenfield. -April 1-21: The Cold Shower Challenge - You take a 5 minute cold shower (no temperature rules, but as cold as your shower can truly go, scout's honor...) each morning for 21 days from April 1st - 21st. Then you post a (clothed or towel clad, no nudies!) photo on any social media outlet you have (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as evidence. You *must* tag @BenGreenfield and you must use the following hashtag: #ColdShowerChallenge. The best part? All proceeds go towards The Brain Trauma Foundation, an organization that conducts innovative clinical research and develops evidence-based guidelines that improve the outcomes for millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year. During this challenge you will learn everything you need to know about cold thermogenesis and cold showers, and even get access to a private Facebook community with all participants (including me), donate money to Brain Trauma Foundation, revitalize your life, body, brain and waistline to be ready for spring, and bask in the many cognitive and performance-enhancing benefits of cold thermogenesis! So...you in? Click here to join in now. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Only three left. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Aron Synder?. It was a must-listen - titled "Backpacking, Wilderness Survival, Combat Conditioning, Hunting Fitness & More With Aron Snyder". Click here to listen now or download for later! May 11, 2016: Ben is speaking at the brand new Natural Grocers in Spokane, WA on "Little Known, Easy-To-Find Foods That Burn Fat". Click here for more details or to get in for free now. May 21-22, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in London. The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. "Supercharged" will also premier at the London Biohackers Summit! Imagine, a mind quick as lightning, a body charged with energy. No, it's not a fictional superhero. It's you. SuperCharged. Ticket Includes a live Q&A panel with the stars of the movie: Ben Greenfied, Jack Kruse and Ruben Salinas. Panel moderated by the director Sarah Turner and producer Harry Massey. All conference tickets include the movie. A ticket for only the movie & panel is available at a price of £29, but you get an instant 10% off by clicking here. May 26-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON'T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. How To Stay Fit When You're Sitting Dougie says: He's seen you write a lot about sitting and sedentary behavior. He has to sit in the same position for the 60 mins/day every day when he drives. He can't decrease his sedentary sitting time. Do you have any ideas for house to combat this? In my response, I recommend: -The new book "Deskbound" by Kelly Starrett -Compex or MarcPro ($32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code "Ben") -PowerLung - Captain of Crush/Hand Expander Band- Eric Goodman's Core Foundation Ben's Top Healthy Baby Tips James says: His wife just had their first child. What are some of things you did with your boys to make sure they were flourishing and healthy? In my response, I recommend: -Chris Kresser's Healthy Baby Code -Dave Asprey's Better Baby Book -10 Ways To Grow Tiny Superhumans -Lighting Science Sleep Baby Bulbs How To Get Rid Of Injuries Fast Neale says: He's been having issues with RSI in his shoulder and his hip. He's wondering if you can give him any suggestions for how to get these things sorted out? Anything food/supplement related? He's currently doing LCHF diet, for the past year and its going well. He wanted to get consistently running again, can you help him out? In my response, I recommend: -My metabolic mobility routine -Supple Leopard book What To Eat Before, During And After Workouts Rachel says: Her question is, what should she be eating pre and post workouts? She's heard a lot of conflicting information on protein, fat and carbs and when you should be eating them. She'd love to get your insight. In my response, I recommend: -
01:30:46 4/20/2016
April 20, 2016 Podcast: 351: Secrets Of The Fittest Old People, Ben's Top Healthy Baby Tips, How To Get Rid Of Injuries Fast & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Ever heard of "cross-acclimation"? It's pretty cool...means HEAT training can help with your performance at ALTITUDE. How one of the fittest old people on the face of the planet does what he does. Love this stuff. Whoa. Gluten makes you fat, even if you're not allergic to it. That is, if you're a mouse. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -FourSigmatic foods - use code bengreenfield for 15% off anything, including the chaga elixir Ben throws into his coffee most mornings. -Harrys Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -Onnit - Get 10% off the brand new emulsified MCT oil at Onnit.com/bengreenfield. -April 1-21: The Cold Shower Challenge - You take a 5 minute cold shower (no temperature rules, but as cold as your shower can truly go, scout's honor...) each morning for 21 days from April 1st - 21st. Then you post a (clothed or towel clad, no nudies!) photo on any social media outlet you have (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as evidence. You *must* tag @BenGreenfield and you must use the following hashtag: #ColdShowerChallenge. The best part? All proceeds go towards The Brain Trauma Foundation, an organization that conducts innovative clinical research and develops evidence-based guidelines that improve the outcomes for millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year. During this challenge you will learn everything you need to know about cold thermogenesis and cold showers, and even get access to a private Facebook community with all participants (including me), donate money to Brain Trauma Foundation, revitalize your life, body, brain and waistline to be ready for spring, and bask in the many cognitive and performance-enhancing benefits of cold thermogenesis! So...you in? Click here to join in now. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Only three left. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Aron Synder?. It was a must-listen - titled "Backpacking, Wilderness Survival, Combat Conditioning, Hunting Fitness & More With Aron Snyder". Click here to listen now or download for later! May 11, 2016: Ben is speaking at the brand new Natural Grocers in Spokane, WA on "Little Known, Easy-To-Find Foods That Burn Fat". Click here for more details or to get in for free now. May 21-22, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in London. The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. "Supercharged" will also premier at the London Biohackers Summit! Imagine, a mind quick as lightning, a body charged with energy. No, it's not a fictional superhero. It's you. SuperCharged. Ticket Includes a live Q&A panel with the stars of the movie: Ben Greenfied, Jack Kruse and Ruben Salinas. Panel moderated by the director Sarah Turner and producer Harry Massey. All conference tickets include the movie. A ticket for only the movie & panel is available at a price of £29, but you get an instant 10% off by clicking here. May 26-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON'T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. How To Stay Fit When You're Sitting Dougie says: He's seen you write a lot about sitting and sedentary behavior. He has to sit in the same position for the 60 mins/day every day when he drives. He can't decrease his sedentary sitting time. Do you have any ideas for house to combat this? In my response, I recommend: -The new book "Deskbound" by Kelly Starrett -Compex or MarcPro ($32 discount at http://www.MarcPro.com with discount code "Ben") -PowerLung - Captain of Crush/Hand Expander Band- Eric Goodman's Core Foundation Ben's Top Healthy Baby Tips James says: His wife just had their first child. What are some of things you did with your boys to make sure they were flourishing and healthy? In my response, I recommend: -Chris Kresser's Healthy Baby Code -Dave Asprey's Better Baby Book -10 Ways To Grow Tiny Superhumans -Lighting Science Sleep Baby Bulbs How To Get Rid Of Injuries Fast Neale says: He's been having issues with RSI in his shoulder and his hip. He's wondering if you can give him any suggestions for how to get these things sorted out? Anything food/supplement related? He's currently doing LCHF diet, for the past year and its going well. He wanted to get consistently running again, can you help him out? In my response, I recommend: -My metabolic mobility routine -Supple Leopard book What To Eat Before, During And After Workouts Rachel says: Her question is, what should she be eating pre and post workouts? She's heard a lot of conflicting information on protein, fat and carbs and when you should be eating them. She'd love to get your insight. In my response, I recommend: -
01:30:46 4/20/2016
Aron Snyder is a man of many hats and should be highly interesting to you if you are interested in the outdoors, weightlifting, backpacking, MMA or hunting. As a former military man, search and rescue team member and MMA fighter, and the current knowledge guru at an outdoors gear company called "Kifaru" (use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there!), he takes his physical training seriously and specializes in a real world approach that gets men and women prepared for everything from wilderness survival, to epic backpacking trips, to the difficult hunts on the face of the planet. He's an outdoor photographer, freelance writer, and one extremely hardcore, tough guy who knows plenty about getting a heavy backpack to fit right, surviving in harsh conditions, taking epic nature pictures, hunting big animals, and much more. When it comes to all things outdoors, Aron is one of the most entertaining, knowledgeable guys you'll ever meet, and during our podcast discussion, you'll discover: - How Aron went from lifting big weights, taking steroids and being a gym rat to being a hunting guide and outdoors expert... -The craziest situation Aron has ever found himself on during an outdoors expedition... -How to get a heavy backpack to fit as comfortably as possible for as long a period of time... -How Aron loaded his backpack to handle 180 pounds for 8 miles... -How much of a backpack weight should be on the hip bones vs. the shoulders... -Why some backpacks cost so much... -What you would find in Aron's ideal backpacking pack for a multi-day pack... -How to start a fire in no time flat in the wilderness... -Aron's top water filtering and purification tactics... -What kind of tarp and stove combination Aron carries... -The most amazing photo Aron has ever taken... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Kifaru website (use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there!) -Study Ben mentions on testosterone -Trenbolone supplementation -The Rokslide website -Gritty Bowmen podcast -TrainToHunt -The Steripen -Aquimira water purification -Trioxane -Delorme Inreach -Kifaru Supertarp/Megatarp -Kifaru Ultralight stove -Instagram.com/Aron_Snyder Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Aron or I about backpacking, hunting, Kifaru or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! At the Kifaru website you can use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there.
01:08:47 4/16/2016
Aron Snyder is a man of many hats and should be highly interesting to you if you are interested in the outdoors, weightlifting, backpacking, MMA or hunting. As a former military man, search and rescue team member and MMA fighter, and the current knowledge guru at an outdoors gear company called "Kifaru" (use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there!), he takes his physical training seriously and specializes in a real world approach that gets men and women prepared for everything from wilderness survival, to epic backpacking trips, to the difficult hunts on the face of the planet. He's an outdoor photographer, freelance writer, and one extremely hardcore, tough guy who knows plenty about getting a heavy backpack to fit right, surviving in harsh conditions, taking epic nature pictures, hunting big animals, and much more. When it comes to all things outdoors, Aron is one of the most entertaining, knowledgeable guys you'll ever meet, and during our podcast discussion, you'll discover: - How Aron went from lifting big weights, taking steroids and being a gym rat to being a hunting guide and outdoors expert... -The craziest situation Aron has ever found himself on during an outdoors expedition... -How to get a heavy backpack to fit as comfortably as possible for as long a period of time... -How Aron loaded his backpack to handle 180 pounds for 8 miles... -How much of a backpack weight should be on the hip bones vs. the shoulders... -Why some backpacks cost so much... -What you would find in Aron's ideal backpacking pack for a multi-day pack... -How to start a fire in no time flat in the wilderness... -Aron's top water filtering and purification tactics... -What kind of tarp and stove combination Aron carries... -The most amazing photo Aron has ever taken... -And much more... Resources from this episode: -The Kifaru website (use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there!) -Study Ben mentions on testosterone -Trenbolone supplementation -The Rokslide website -Gritty Bowmen podcast -TrainToHunt -The Steripen -Aquimira water purification -Trioxane -Delorme Inreach -Kifaru Supertarp/Megatarp -Kifaru Ultralight stove -Instagram.com/Aron_Snyder Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Aron or I about backpacking, hunting, Kifaru or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! At the Kifaru website you can use code "BGF15" for 15% off backpacks, rucks, sleeping bags and sleep systems, tents, stoves, sleds and anything else there.
01:08:47 4/16/2016
April 13, 2016 Podcast: 350: Why You Should "Cheat" On Meals, When You Shouldn't Get A Blood Test, Which Massage Oil Is Healthiest & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: The amazing physiology of freedivers...VERY cool. And sometimes it's OK to "cheat" on a meal. So...perhaps this means it's a good thing that I start off each day with a spoonful of baking soda and water, followed by a cup of coffee. Bright light at night does LESS damage to you if you got good natural light during the day. This is probably one of the reasons I stay effortlessly lean every winter. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: Two quick corrections: -Earthrunners earthing sandals discount is 10%, not 30%. Our apologies! -Ambronite superfoods meal replacement discount is "BEN15". This podcast is brought to you by: -EarthRunners - use code BEN10 for 10% discount on these minimalist outdoor sandals that sync up with the earth's circadian rhythm (24 hour cycle) by exposing your biology to planet's natural frequencies via carbon lacing and carbon plugs built into the sandal. -Harrys Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -FitLife - get 20% off the best tasting green juice powder on the face of the planet with discount code "BEN". -April 1-21: The Cold Shower Challenge - You take a 5 minute cold shower (no temperature rules, but as cold as your shower can truly go, scout's honor...) each morning for 21 days from April 1st - 21st. Then you post a (clothed or towel clad, no nudies!) photo on any social media outlet you have (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as evidence. You *must* tag @BenGreenfield and you must use the following hashtag: #ColdShowerChallenge. The best part? All proceeds go towards The Brain Trauma Foundation, an organization that conducts innovative clinical research and develops evidence-based guidelines that improve the outcomes for millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year. During this challenge you will learn everything you need to know about cold thermogenesis and cold showers, and even get access to a private Facebook community with all participants (including me), donate money to Brain Trauma Foundation, revitalize your life, body, brain and waistline to be ready for spring, and bask in the many cognitive and performance-enhancing benefits of cold thermogenesis! So...you in? Click here to join in now. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Only three left. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode on Transcendental Meditation. It was a must-listen - titled "TM - Cult, Quackery or Science". Click here to listen now or download for later! May 11, 2016: Ben is speaking at the brand new Natural Grocers in Spokane, WA on "Little Known, Easy-To-Find Foods That Burn Fat". Click here for more details or to get in for free now. May 21-22, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in London. The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, Tabacco Dock, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. Click here to register and use 10% code "ben". May 26-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON'T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. When You Shouldn't Get A Blood Test Phil says: His wife is 54 and has a long list of health issues, many of which developed later in life. From food allergies and asthma to aching knees to swollen fingers in the morning, which she describes as Mickey Mouse hands. All of her doctors just want to treat her symptoms but he wants to treat the causes. Would you recommend a functional wellness test like WellnessFX and if so, which one would you choose? Or would you recommend something else? In my response, I recommend: -Cyrex Lab Testing -Gut Testing -Heavy Metal Testing -Autoimmune Paleo Diet -Functional Medicine Practitioner Which Massage Oil Is Healthiest? Sherry says: She loves the show, she's been listening for the past 6 months and she hooked. She's going to a bunch of the conferences you're speaking at. She's a personal trainer, group instructor and massage therapist. She's wondering what the absorption level is of massage oil into your body. What are the pros and cons of of absorbing all that oil into the skin if she's massaging 6 hours per day? In my response, I recommend: -New Greenfield Anti-Aging Skin Serum Ben's Bug Out Bag Ryan says: He's from Mobile, Alabama, and he's got a fun question. He's one of those Waco conspiracy theorist type - people who believes the sustainability of our financial system won't remain much longer. He was hoping you could put together a list of top 10 items, foods, remedies that he can keep and start storming that will help them optimize or maintain health during times of hardship. In my response, I recommend: -Survival Magazine -Survival bracelet -Thieves essential oil -Cinnamon essential oil -Sprouting Seeds -Actionwipes -Ambronite -Chlorella -Curcumin -Portable Structured Water Filter -Healthy Chocolate (e.g. Bulletproof) How Women Can Fix Metabolic Damage From Overtraining Jennifer says: She's from Oceanside, California. She has a question about increasing thyroid function once damage had been done from a low carb diet. She's was playing around with nutrition and trying to get leaner and depleted her thyroid function fairly significantly. She has a doctor of nutrition and nutrition coach helping her but in the interim, if you have any advice on how to use carbs to help reset her metabolism and get her back on track and what types of carbs to use, she'd appreciate it. She's feeling really slow and not so good...it's not a fun feeling. She knows she can fix it in a month of two with help but if there's anything we can provide in the interim she'd appreciate it. She thanks you for your excellent advice, and products and other things, she benefits so much from it. She's a physician herself and she often passes along information to her patients, other physicians and friends. In my response, I recommend: -Suppversity article
01:42:08 4/13/2016
April 13, 2016 Podcast: 350: Why You Should "Cheat" On Meals, When You Shouldn't Get A Blood Test, Which Massage Oil Is Healthiest & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: The amazing physiology of freedivers...VERY cool. And sometimes it's OK to "cheat" on a meal. So...perhaps this means it's a good thing that I start off each day with a spoonful of baking soda and water, followed by a cup of coffee. Bright light at night does LESS damage to you if you got good natural light during the day. This is probably one of the reasons I stay effortlessly lean every winter. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: Two quick corrections: -Earthrunners earthing sandals discount is 10%, not 30%. Our apologies! -Ambronite superfoods meal replacement discount is "BEN15". This podcast is brought to you by: -EarthRunners - use code BEN10 for 10% discount on these minimalist outdoor sandals that sync up with the earth's circadian rhythm (24 hour cycle) by exposing your biology to planet's natural frequencies via carbon lacing and carbon plugs built into the sandal. -Harrys Shaving - get $5 off any order from Harrys at Harrys.com and use promo code "BEN". -FitLife - get 20% off the best tasting green juice powder on the face of the planet with discount code "BEN". -April 1-21: The Cold Shower Challenge - You take a 5 minute cold shower (no temperature rules, but as cold as your shower can truly go, scout's honor...) each morning for 21 days from April 1st - 21st. Then you post a (clothed or towel clad, no nudies!) photo on any social media outlet you have (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as evidence. You *must* tag @BenGreenfield and you must use the following hashtag: #ColdShowerChallenge. The best part? 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The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, Tabacco Dock, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. Click here to register and use 10% code "ben". May 26-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON'T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. July 8-10, 2016: Join SEALFit and Ben Greenfield for a SEALFit 20X event at Ben Greenfield's home in Spokane, WA - combined with Obstacle Course training with Ben Greenfield and Hunter McIntyre. Get all details here and get in soon because this one will fill up fast! August 11-13, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Ancestral Health Symposium (AHS) in Boulder, Colorado. AHS is a historic three-day event created to unite the ancestral health movement and to foster collaboration among scientists, health professionals, and laypersons who study and communicate about health from an evolutionary perspective to develop solutions to our health challenges. Click here to learn more or to register now. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. 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Or would you recommend something else? In my response, I recommend: -Cyrex Lab Testing -Gut Testing -Heavy Metal Testing -Autoimmune Paleo Diet -Functional Medicine Practitioner Which Massage Oil Is Healthiest? Sherry says: She loves the show, she's been listening for the past 6 months and she hooked. She's going to a bunch of the conferences you're speaking at. She's a personal trainer, group instructor and massage therapist. She's wondering what the absorption level is of massage oil into your body. What are the pros and cons of of absorbing all that oil into the skin if she's massaging 6 hours per day? In my response, I recommend: -New Greenfield Anti-Aging Skin Serum Ben's Bug Out Bag Ryan says: He's from Mobile, Alabama, and he's got a fun question. He's one of those Waco conspiracy theorist type - people who believes the sustainability of our financial system won't remain much longer. He was hoping you could put together a list of top 10 items, foods, remedies that he can keep and start storming that will help them optimize or maintain health during times of hardship. In my response, I recommend: -Survival Magazine -Survival bracelet -Thieves essential oil -Cinnamon essential oil -Sprouting Seeds -Actionwipes -Ambronite -Chlorella -Curcumin -Portable Structured Water Filter -Healthy Chocolate (e.g. Bulletproof) How Women Can Fix Metabolic Damage From Overtraining Jennifer says: She's from Oceanside, California. She has a question about increasing thyroid function once damage had been done from a low carb diet. She's was playing around with nutrition and trying to get leaner and depleted her thyroid function fairly significantly. She has a doctor of nutrition and nutrition coach helping her but in the interim, if you have any advice on how to use carbs to help reset her metabolism and get her back on track and what types of carbs to use, she'd appreciate it. She's feeling really slow and not so good...it's not a fun feeling. She knows she can fix it in a month of two with help but if there's anything we can provide in the interim she'd appreciate it. She thanks you for your excellent advice, and products and other things, she benefits so much from it. She's a physician herself and she often passes along information to her patients, other physicians and friends. In my response, I recommend: -Suppversity article
01:42:08 4/13/2016
Ever heard of Soylent? Three years ago, it popped up on a blog post entitled "Why I Stopped Eating Food", and in it, author Rob Rinehart introduced a special meal replacement powder he had formulated that he claimed, among other things, would allow you to be in peak mental and physical condition for less than $2/day, would not spoil for months, does not require refrigeration, and would allow a full spectrum of nutrients to get mainlined into your bloodstream without you even needing to poop. Needless to say, my eyebrow was raised when I first heard about the stuff. And sure enough, the crazy, space-age formulation was later revealed to have some serious issues, including huge amounts of maltodextrin sugar, oxidized vegetable oils, huge amounts of soy lecithin, sucralose artificial sweetener, rancid fish oil and much more. Bummer. But at the same time, as a global traveler and busy man, I'm still intrigued with the concept of having something that delivers all your nutrients in one shot, is easy to transport, costs less than five bucks a serving and is environmentally friendly. And that was why, when I reported on what I used to fuel my body during the recent, brutal Spartan Agoge crucible, I mentioned that I was experimenting with a fast, drinkable (or eatable) meal replacement called "Ambronite". Here are the ingredients in Ambronite: -organic oats -organic coconut -organic lucuma -organic chlorella -wild bilberry -wild sea-buckthorn -organic brown rice protein -organic stinging nettle -organic rice bran -nutritional yeast -organic spinach -organic spirulina -organic almond -organic flaxseed -organic apple -mineral salt -organic brazil nut -organic blackcurrant Simo Suoheimo, is the co-founder of Ambronite, my guest on today's podcast, and a guy I had plenty of time to hang out with when I was in Finland last year for the Biohackers Summit. He is an entrepreneur, foodie, crowdfunding jedi (Ambronite set a new crowdfunding world record for a food product IndieGoGo), and self-described "serial optimist". He is an avid hiker, forager, speaker and avid global adventurer on a quest to unlimit life and help people exceed themselves. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Simo's weekly practice of "ice swimming" and why he does it... -Why you can pick edible, wild foods just about anywhere in Finland... -The one berry that has dozens of times the nutrient density of a blueberry... -How to turn a food into a powder without oxidizing it or exposing it to harsh heat... -How to make a meal replacement powder that can sit on a shelf, without compromising nutritional integrity... -The reason that the flavor of a meal replacement powder might change from batch to batch... -A berry that, unlike most fruits, contains high amounts of vitamin K... -How to use Ambronite for ketosis... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Ambronite website (use this link for 15% discount) -The Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Chlorophyll research from Sayer Ji -My article on exogenous ketones and things you can mix with Ambronite to make it ketosis-friendly Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Simu or I about Ambronite or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! Finally below are the Ambronite ingredient details... Oats Oats (Avena sativa) are a great source of complex carbohydrates which help to maintain normal blood sugar and sustained-release energy. They are rich in minerals such as manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus and magnesium as well as several B-group vitamins. Unlike many other plants oats contain soluble fibres called ?-glucans that slow down energy release during digestion. Oats also contain essential polyunsaturated omega fatty acids. We use oats that have been flattened, pre-cooked, dried and milled into a fine powder to ensure cold-water solubility and the bioavailability of nutrients. Our oats are grown in Finland. Almonds Almonds (Prunus amygdalus) are a good source of vitamin E and have a good fatty acid profile of mono- and polyunsaturated essential fats. They also contain over 20g of protein per 100g as well as significant amounts of micronutrients like magnesium, calcium, copper, manganese, potassium and biotin. Besides almonds contain several non-vital but useful substances including polyphenols and phytosterols. Almonds are blanched before milling. The variety of almonds is Valencias and they come from organic producers in Spain. Brown rice Whole grain brown rice (Oryza sativa) is used as a source of protein. The protein is extracted from the bio-fermented and sprouted whole grain rice in low-temperatures using plant-based enzymes to sustain all natural micronutrients. Rice is grown on pure soil in Vietnam or Cambodia and the protein manufactured in modern facilities in China. Production is done using 100% natural processes without any nasty additives or pesticides. This brown rice protein has an excellent amino acid profile and up to 89% of protein. It contains eight out of nine essential amino acids and nine nonessential amino acids as well as a good amount of essential minerals such as iron. Coconut Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is rich in minerals containing magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and calcium. It also has trace amounts of several B vitamins. Because of the fibre-richness and low glycemic index coconut provides stable energy without sugar-crash. Besides nutrition coconut brings natural sweetness and creaminess to the recipe. The coconut flour we use comes from organic farmers in Philippines which is the largest coconut producer in the world after Indonesia and India. Flax seed Flaxseed is a functional food, and a rich source of fiber-related compounds called lignans. Lignans are unique polyphenols that possess hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and powerful antioxidant properties. Flaxseeds are the number one source of omega-3 fatty acid, which is known to be important for human brain function. On average, 100 grams of flaxseed amount to 28 grams of fiber, 41 grams of fats and 20 grams of protein. Lucuma Lucuma (Pouteria lucuma) has significant amounts of B vitamins as well as iron, calcium and phosphorus. It also contains ?-Carotene which is a pre-form of vitamin A. The low glycemic index makes lucuma a good source of stable energy from carbohydrates. Besides nutrition the fruit adds nice flavor the recipe. The fruit origins from the Peruvian andes and that also where we source our lucuma. Stinging Nettle Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a particularly great source of calcium as well as many other micronutrients such as vitamins A, C and K. This rare herb is almost five times richer in calcium than regular milk. It also contains significant amount of chlorophyll which is a non-essential but beneficial phytonutrient also known as the green pigment found in plants. Nettle grows wild and takes very little to cultivate making it sustainable source of nutrition. It also adds mild herbal flavour to the recipe. We use nettle grown in Finland or Hungary depending on the availability. Apple Apple (Malus domestica) contains vitamin C and has high fiber content. Its peel is high in antioxidants, polyphenols and phytochemicals. We use an apple powder made from complete organic apples with peel, from US or Europe, depending on availability and quality. Being a minor compound in the recipe, its main role is taste, blending well to the oats with lucuma, adding a few grams of fructose to the carbohydrate profile. Rice Bran Rice bran solubles or tocotrienols are the nutritional powerhouse of the rice (Oryza sativa) grain containing significant amounts of vitamin E. Tocotrienols are also rich in protein, B-group vitamins, and selenium as well as many non-essential but beneficial substances like coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, flavonoids and glutathione peroxidase. The powder is produced by the fermentation of whole grain rice grain located between the shell and the bran, which contains nearly all the nutrients in rice. Besides nutrition rice bran solubles bring natural creaminess to the recipe. Our rice bran powder is produced in the USA. Chlorella Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) is a single-celled freshwater algae that is full of essential nutrients. The plant contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K. In addition chlorella contains vitamin D and B12. It also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, iodine and other minerals as well as essential amino and fatty acids. Chlorella is richer in chlorophyll than any other plant and has been considered as a complete food by some nutritionists. We use special chlorella which cell walls have been cracked using a high-pressure jet spray to improve digestibility and nutrient bioavailability. Our chlorella is cultivated in the Inner-Mongolia border of China outside large cities. The area is known for its good water quality, sufficient sunlight, non-polluted air, and abundant natural alkaline resources. Chlorella is grown inside greenhouses in pools filled with pure water from the depths of 500 meter streaming from the surrounding mountains. These conditions enable cultivation of our high-quality chlorella containing only very low-amounts of heavy-metals and other toxins. To preserve precious micronutrients for your body, our chlorella is raw and dried in controlled temperatures to avoid exposure to heat above 45 °C (113 °F). It is certified organic by accredited Ecocert certification body. Nutritional Yeast Nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a great source of B-complex vitamins containing naturally seven out of eight essential B vitamins. It is also rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. Nutritional yeast is made out the the same species of yeast used for brewing but it is carefully deactivated and dried to keep the nutritional richness and make it easily digestible for the body. Besides essential vitamins and minerals nutritional yeast contain glutamic acid which is a non-essential amino acid important for learning and memory. Nutritional yeast also adds gentle creamy-cheesy flavour to the recipe. Our nutritional yeast is produced in Finland or USA. Mineral Salt Mineral salt is a good source of potassium and iodine. It also contains healthy amount of sodium to maintain good mineral balance in the body. Potassium and sodium are electrolytes that maintain the fluid balance in the body and are important for the heart, muscles and brain to function properly. Besides the contribution of essential micronutrients salt underlines the natural flavour of other ingredients. Brazil Nut Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) are exceptionally rich in selenium and contains good amount of other nutrients like niacin (B3), vitamin E and magnesium as well as amino acids and multiple essential fatty acids. Besides essential nutrients they contain carotenoids, phytosterols and phytic acid which are known to be beneficial for health. Brazil nuts are native to South-American rainforest. Our Brazil nuts come from Bolivia which produces approximately half of the worlds harvest. Bilberry Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) are exceptionally nutritious super berries that grow wild in Northern Europe. They are rich in vitamins A and C and contain traces of several B-complex vitamins as well as multiple essential minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. In addition to essential nutrients bilberries are very rich in flavonoids and have two times the amount of antioxidants than blueberries and three times that of an apple measured ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) index. The antioxidants in wild berries have shown to be bioavailable for the human body. The bilberries we use have grown wild above Polar Circle in the northern Finland, hand-picked and carefully dried and powdered in low temperatures to preserve nutrients. Spinach Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) contains high amounts of vitamins such as vitamin A, K and folate. It is also high in iron and calcium, but also non-essential substances such as antioxidants. Our spinach powder is made by drying and milling it in low temperatures. It is organic and raw and comes from organic farms in Germany. Blackcurrant Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is an extremely good source of vitamin C containing up to four times more of it than oranges. It also contains traces of several B-group vitamins as well as minerals magnesium, manganese, iron and calcium. Like many berries blackcurrant also hold non-essential phytonutrient polyphenols and phytosterols. It is native to northern Europe and the berries grow in a shrub. Our blackcurrant berry powder is carefully manufactured in low temperatures in Finland. Sea-buckthorn Sea-buckthorns (Hippophae rhamnoides) are one of the richest plant based sources of vitamin C and can contains even five times more of it than oranges. These small orange superberries are also dense in potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus as well as vitamin K. Besides they contain non-essential but beneficial omega-7 fatty acids (palmitoleic acid) and carotenoids. Our sea-buckthorns come from Finland or Estonia. Spirulina Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is a nutritional powerhouse full of essential nutrients. It contains up to 71g of protein per 100g including all nine essential amino acids as well as nine non-essential. Besides it is dense in micronutrients being a rich source of six B-complex vitamins, choline, and vitamins C, E and K as well as a number of essential trace minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc. It is also loaded with non-essential substances like chlorophyll and antioxidants. We have carefully selected the most qualified organic producer in China. The spirulina in Ambronite is cultivated in the Inner-Mongolia border of China outside large cities. The area is known for its good water quality, sufficient sunlight, non-polluted air, and abundant natural alkaline resources. Spirulina is grown inside greenhouses in pools filled with pure water from the depths of 500 meter streaming from the surrounding mountains. These conditions enable cultivation of our high-quality spirulina containing only very low-amounts of heavy-metals and other toxins. To preserve precious micronutrients for your body, our spirulina is raw and dried in controlled temperatures to avoid exposure to heat above 45 °C (113 °F). It is certified organic by accredited Ecocert certification body.
47:36 4/9/2016
Ever heard of Soylent? Three years ago, it popped up on a blog post entitled "Why I Stopped Eating Food", and in it, author Rob Rinehart introduced a special meal replacement powder he had formulated that he claimed, among other things, would allow you to be in peak mental and physical condition for less than $2/day, would not spoil for months, does not require refrigeration, and would allow a full spectrum of nutrients to get mainlined into your bloodstream without you even needing to poop. Needless to say, my eyebrow was raised when I first heard about the stuff. And sure enough, the crazy, space-age formulation was later revealed to have some serious issues, including huge amounts of maltodextrin sugar, oxidized vegetable oils, huge amounts of soy lecithin, sucralose artificial sweetener, rancid fish oil and much more. Bummer. But at the same time, as a global traveler and busy man, I'm still intrigued with the concept of having something that delivers all your nutrients in one shot, is easy to transport, costs less than five bucks a serving and is environmentally friendly. And that was why, when I reported on what I used to fuel my body during the recent, brutal Spartan Agoge crucible, I mentioned that I was experimenting with a fast, drinkable (or eatable) meal replacement called "Ambronite". Here are the ingredients in Ambronite: -organic oats -organic coconut -organic lucuma -organic chlorella -wild bilberry -wild sea-buckthorn -organic brown rice protein -organic stinging nettle -organic rice bran -nutritional yeast -organic spinach -organic spirulina -organic almond -organic flaxseed -organic apple -mineral salt -organic brazil nut -organic blackcurrant Simo Suoheimo, is the co-founder of Ambronite, my guest on today's podcast, and a guy I had plenty of time to hang out with when I was in Finland last year for the Biohackers Summit. He is an entrepreneur, foodie, crowdfunding jedi (Ambronite set a new crowdfunding world record for a food product IndieGoGo), and self-described "serial optimist". He is an avid hiker, forager, speaker and avid global adventurer on a quest to unlimit life and help people exceed themselves. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Simo's weekly practice of "ice swimming" and why he does it... -Why you can pick edible, wild foods just about anywhere in Finland... -The one berry that has dozens of times the nutrient density of a blueberry... -How to turn a food into a powder without oxidizing it or exposing it to harsh heat... -How to make a meal replacement powder that can sit on a shelf, without compromising nutritional integrity... -The reason that the flavor of a meal replacement powder might change from batch to batch... -A berry that, unlike most fruits, contains high amounts of vitamin K... -How to use Ambronite for ketosis... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The Ambronite website (use this link for 15% discount) -The Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Chlorophyll research from Sayer Ji -My article on exogenous ketones and things you can mix with Ambronite to make it ketosis-friendly Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Simu or I about Ambronite or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply! Finally below are the Ambronite ingredient details... Oats Oats (Avena sativa) are a great source of complex carbohydrates which help to maintain normal blood sugar and sustained-release energy. They are rich in minerals such as manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus and magnesium as well as several B-group vitamins. Unlike many other plants oats contain soluble fibres called ?-glucans that slow down energy release during digestion. Oats also contain essential polyunsaturated omega fatty acids. We use oats that have been flattened, pre-cooked, dried and milled into a fine powder to ensure cold-water solubility and the bioavailability of nutrients. Our oats are grown in Finland. Almonds Almonds (Prunus amygdalus) are a good source of vitamin E and have a good fatty acid profile of mono- and polyunsaturated essential fats. They also contain over 20g of protein per 100g as well as significant amounts of micronutrients like magnesium, calcium, copper, manganese, potassium and biotin. Besides almonds contain several non-vital but useful substances including polyphenols and phytosterols. Almonds are blanched before milling. The variety of almonds is Valencias and they come from organic producers in Spain. Brown rice Whole grain brown rice (Oryza sativa) is used as a source of protein. The protein is extracted from the bio-fermented and sprouted whole grain rice in low-temperatures using plant-based enzymes to sustain all natural micronutrients. Rice is grown on pure soil in Vietnam or Cambodia and the protein manufactured in modern facilities in China. Production is done using 100% natural processes without any nasty additives or pesticides. This brown rice protein has an excellent amino acid profile and up to 89% of protein. It contains eight out of nine essential amino acids and nine nonessential amino acids as well as a good amount of essential minerals such as iron. Coconut Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is rich in minerals containing magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and calcium. It also has trace amounts of several B vitamins. Because of the fibre-richness and low glycemic index coconut provides stable energy without sugar-crash. Besides nutrition coconut brings natural sweetness and creaminess to the recipe. The coconut flour we use comes from organic farmers in Philippines which is the largest coconut producer in the world after Indonesia and India. Flax seed Flaxseed is a functional food, and a rich source of fiber-related compounds called lignans. Lignans are unique polyphenols that possess hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and powerful antioxidant properties. Flaxseeds are the number one source of omega-3 fatty acid, which is known to be important for human brain function. On average, 100 grams of flaxseed amount to 28 grams of fiber, 41 grams of fats and 20 grams of protein. Lucuma Lucuma (Pouteria lucuma) has significant amounts of B vitamins as well as iron, calcium and phosphorus. It also contains ?-Carotene which is a pre-form of vitamin A. The low glycemic index makes lucuma a good source of stable energy from carbohydrates. Besides nutrition the fruit adds nice flavor the recipe. The fruit origins from the Peruvian andes and that also where we source our lucuma. Stinging Nettle Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a particularly great source of calcium as well as many other micronutrients such as vitamins A, C and K. This rare herb is almost five times richer in calcium than regular milk. It also contains significant amount of chlorophyll which is a non-essential but beneficial phytonutrient also known as the green pigment found in plants. Nettle grows wild and takes very little to cultivate making it sustainable source of nutrition. It also adds mild herbal flavour to the recipe. We use nettle grown in Finland or Hungary depending on the availability. Apple Apple (Malus domestica) contains vitamin C and has high fiber content. Its peel is high in antioxidants, polyphenols and phytochemicals. We use an apple powder made from complete organic apples with peel, from US or Europe, depending on availability and quality. Being a minor compound in the recipe, its main role is taste, blending well to the oats with lucuma, adding a few grams of fructose to the carbohydrate profile. Rice Bran Rice bran solubles or tocotrienols are the nutritional powerhouse of the rice (Oryza sativa) grain containing significant amounts of vitamin E. Tocotrienols are also rich in protein, B-group vitamins, and selenium as well as many non-essential but beneficial substances like coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, flavonoids and glutathione peroxidase. The powder is produced by the fermentation of whole grain rice grain located between the shell and the bran, which contains nearly all the nutrients in rice. Besides nutrition rice bran solubles bring natural creaminess to the recipe. Our rice bran powder is produced in the USA. Chlorella Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) is a single-celled freshwater algae that is full of essential nutrients. The plant contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K. In addition chlorella contains vitamin D and B12. It also contains calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, iodine and other minerals as well as essential amino and fatty acids. Chlorella is richer in chlorophyll than any other plant and has been considered as a complete food by some nutritionists. We use special chlorella which cell walls have been cracked using a high-pressure jet spray to improve digestibility and nutrient bioavailability. Our chlorella is cultivated in the Inner-Mongolia border of China outside large cities. The area is known for its good water quality, sufficient sunlight, non-polluted air, and abundant natural alkaline resources. Chlorella is grown inside greenhouses in pools filled with pure water from the depths of 500 meter streaming from the surrounding mountains. These conditions enable cultivation of our high-quality chlorella containing only very low-amounts of heavy-metals and other toxins. To preserve precious micronutrients for your body, our chlorella is raw and dried in controlled temperatures to avoid exposure to heat above 45 °C (113 °F). It is certified organic by accredited Ecocert certification body. Nutritional Yeast Nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is a great source of B-complex vitamins containing naturally seven out of eight essential B vitamins. It is also rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. Nutritional yeast is made out the the same species of yeast used for brewing but it is carefully deactivated and dried to keep the nutritional richness and make it easily digestible for the body. Besides essential vitamins and minerals nutritional yeast contain glutamic acid which is a non-essential amino acid important for learning and memory. Nutritional yeast also adds gentle creamy-cheesy flavour to the recipe. Our nutritional yeast is produced in Finland or USA. Mineral Salt Mineral salt is a good source of potassium and iodine. It also contains healthy amount of sodium to maintain good mineral balance in the body. Potassium and sodium are electrolytes that maintain the fluid balance in the body and are important for the heart, muscles and brain to function properly. Besides the contribution of essential micronutrients salt underlines the natural flavour of other ingredients. Brazil Nut Brazil nuts (Bertholletia excelsa) are exceptionally rich in selenium and contains good amount of other nutrients like niacin (B3), vitamin E and magnesium as well as amino acids and multiple essential fatty acids. Besides essential nutrients they contain carotenoids, phytosterols and phytic acid which are known to be beneficial for health. Brazil nuts are native to South-American rainforest. Our Brazil nuts come from Bolivia which produces approximately half of the worlds harvest. Bilberry Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) are exceptionally nutritious super berries that grow wild in Northern Europe. They are rich in vitamins A and C and contain traces of several B-complex vitamins as well as multiple essential minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. In addition to essential nutrients bilberries are very rich in flavonoids and have two times the amount of antioxidants than blueberries and three times that of an apple measured ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) index. The antioxidants in wild berries have shown to be bioavailable for the human body. The bilberries we use have grown wild above Polar Circle in the northern Finland, hand-picked and carefully dried and powdered in low temperatures to preserve nutrients. Spinach Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) contains high amounts of vitamins such as vitamin A, K and folate. It is also high in iron and calcium, but also non-essential substances such as antioxidants. Our spinach powder is made by drying and milling it in low temperatures. It is organic and raw and comes from organic farms in Germany. Blackcurrant Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is an extremely good source of vitamin C containing up to four times more of it than oranges. It also contains traces of several B-group vitamins as well as minerals magnesium, manganese, iron and calcium. Like many berries blackcurrant also hold non-essential phytonutrient polyphenols and phytosterols. It is native to northern Europe and the berries grow in a shrub. Our blackcurrant berry powder is carefully manufactured in low temperatures in Finland. Sea-buckthorn Sea-buckthorns (Hippophae rhamnoides) are one of the richest plant based sources of vitamin C and can contains even five times more of it than oranges. These small orange superberries are also dense in potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus as well as vitamin K. Besides they contain non-essential but beneficial omega-7 fatty acids (palmitoleic acid) and carotenoids. Our sea-buckthorns come from Finland or Estonia. Spirulina Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is a nutritional powerhouse full of essential nutrients. It contains up to 71g of protein per 100g including all nine essential amino acids as well as nine non-essential. Besides it is dense in micronutrients being a rich source of six B-complex vitamins, choline, and vitamins C, E and K as well as a number of essential trace minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc. It is also loaded with non-essential substances like chlorophyll and antioxidants. We have carefully selected the most qualified organic producer in China. The spirulina in Ambronite is cultivated in the Inner-Mongolia border of China outside large cities. The area is known for its good water quality, sufficient sunlight, non-polluted air, and abundant natural alkaline resources. Spirulina is grown inside greenhouses in pools filled with pure water from the depths of 500 meter streaming from the surrounding mountains. These conditions enable cultivation of our high-quality spirulina containing only very low-amounts of heavy-metals and other toxins. To preserve precious micronutrients for your body, our spirulina is raw and dried in controlled temperatures to avoid exposure to heat above 45 °C (113 °F). It is certified organic by accredited Ecocert certification body.
47:36 4/9/2016
After being introduced to it by music mogul Rick Rubin, I've been practicing transcendental meditation (TM) for the past year. Why? More than 380 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at many US and international universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, and UCLA Medical School...and they have shown irrefutable evidence that TM reduces insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, cholesterol, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis/stroke, free radicals, blood sugar, diabetes, pain, along with higher levels of brain functioning, longevity, sleep quality and much more. The guy who taught me everything I know about TM is named Philip Land. Philip has been practicing TM for the past 40 years. But he's no woo-woo, robe-clad, Eastern mysticist. I'd instead describe Philip as a bad-ass, hunting, redneck hippie family man. But he's taught TM all over the globe, worked with celebrities and high profile politicians, and also worked in medicine, computed tomography, radiation technology, craniosacral therapy, hunting instruction, shooting, wilderness survival, and much more. So he is one very interesting man. And during our discussion, you'll discover: -How Philip, a "redneck hunting instructor" got involved in TM... -A very easy-to-understand explanation of what TM is... -Why folks like Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Katy Perry, and Russell Brand practice transcendental meditation (TM) daily... -Whether you need to be religious to practice TM... -What a TM mantra is... -How I used TM during the Spartan Agoge... -The surprising changes that occur in blood or bio markers in response to TM... -The brain wave pattern and EEG response to TM... -How TM can change sleep patterns and sleep cycles, and even allow you to get by on less sleep... -The difference between TM and "biohacks" like PEMF, transcutaneous stimulation, meditation apps, etc... -Whether you really have to do TM every day... -The best way to learn TM... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -TM.org -A host of TM research Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Phil or I about transcendental meditation or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:11:47 4/6/2016
After being introduced to it by music mogul Rick Rubin, I've been practicing transcendental meditation (TM) for the past year. Why? More than 380 peer-reviewed research studies on the TM technique have been published in over 160 scientific journals. These studies were conducted at many US and international universities and research centers, including Harvard Medical School, Stanford Medical School, Yale Medical School, and UCLA Medical School...and they have shown irrefutable evidence that TM reduces insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, blood pressure, cholesterol, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis/stroke, free radicals, blood sugar, diabetes, pain, along with higher levels of brain functioning, longevity, sleep quality and much more. The guy who taught me everything I know about TM is named Philip Land. Philip has been practicing TM for the past 40 years. But he's no woo-woo, robe-clad, Eastern mysticist. I'd instead describe Philip as a bad-ass, hunting, redneck hippie family man. But he's taught TM all over the globe, worked with celebrities and high profile politicians, and also worked in medicine, computed tomography, radiation technology, craniosacral therapy, hunting instruction, shooting, wilderness survival, and much more. So he is one very interesting man. And during our discussion, you'll discover: -How Philip, a "redneck hunting instructor" got involved in TM... -A very easy-to-understand explanation of what TM is... -Why folks like Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Katy Perry, and Russell Brand practice transcendental meditation (TM) daily... -Whether you need to be religious to practice TM... -What a TM mantra is... -How I used TM during the Spartan Agoge... -The surprising changes that occur in blood or bio markers in response to TM... -The brain wave pattern and EEG response to TM... -How TM can change sleep patterns and sleep cycles, and even allow you to get by on less sleep... -The difference between TM and "biohacks" like PEMF, transcutaneous stimulation, meditation apps, etc... -Whether you really have to do TM every day... -The best way to learn TM... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -TM.org -A host of TM research Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Phil or I about transcendental meditation or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
01:11:47 4/6/2016
Meet Ray Maker (pictured above). Via his website "DC Rainmaker", and his podcast by the same name, Ray single-handedly tests, reviews and reports on nearly every self-quantification device that hits the market, including the latest devices from established players like Garmin and Polar, along with new companies like Strava, Zwift, Stages Cycling, 4iiii, and other brands that attract the attention of both the tech world, the bike market, the triathlon industry and beyond - often testing prototypes months before a product is brought to market. Ray often operates beneath the radar of the traditional, brick-and-mortar, ink-on-paper side of the bike world, but shockingly, his site, which he runs entirely by himself, is the sixth most popular bicycling website on the planet. He's even been listed in Runner's World as one of "The 50 Most Influential People In Running". Ray is an avid triathlete and runner, and despite operating DC Rainmaker still works full-time in the IT industry, in a position that requires him to travel the world constantly. He's an American, but now lives in Paris, France, with his wife. His far-flung trips are part of the appeal of his website, as he reports not just on technology, but also on his adventures running, biking and swimming around the globe. A true fitness geek, Ray puts the gadgets he tests through rigorous evaluations, reporting on the nitty gritty details, flaws, benefits, pros, cons, and even delivers the first-hand reports on the latest firmware updates for various devices. He does things like mount multiple power meters on his bike, or wears several heart monitors at once, and often delivers intricate multi-thousand word reports and reviews on every device he tests. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Ray's crazy story of testing the waterproof potential of an Apple watch... -How Ray makes money on his website by reviewing devices... -The coolest piece of self-quantification technology Ray has ever used... -Ray's most recommended piece of technology... -How much of racing and training technology is just the 'same ol', vs. truly groundbreaking technology... -What a device must do to break the mold and fit into that ground-breaking category... -How Ray keeps from being "biased" by products he receives and reviews... -What Ray uses to track sleep... -The effects of alcohol on training... -Ray's thoughts on the potential "biological danger" of bluetooth, wireless and wifi devices? -Whether Ray just "unplugs" and go by feel... -Ray's #1 recommended vacation and must-see spot for active people or athletes... -What Ray thinks is the next biggest trend in athlete quantification... Resources from this episode: -The Airdog drone that follows you as you train -Garmin Forerunner technology -Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Watch -Mio Heart Rate Monitoring via Optical Sensor -TrainingPeaks -Withings Aura sleep monitoring -EmFit for tracking sleep and HRV -Stryd power meter for running Do you have questions, comments or feedback for DC Rainmaker or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
54:20 4/2/2016
Meet Ray Maker (pictured above). Via his website "DC Rainmaker", and his podcast by the same name, Ray single-handedly tests, reviews and reports on nearly every self-quantification device that hits the market, including the latest devices from established players like Garmin and Polar, along with new companies like Strava, Zwift, Stages Cycling, 4iiii, and other brands that attract the attention of both the tech world, the bike market, the triathlon industry and beyond - often testing prototypes months before a product is brought to market. Ray often operates beneath the radar of the traditional, brick-and-mortar, ink-on-paper side of the bike world, but shockingly, his site, which he runs entirely by himself, is the sixth most popular bicycling website on the planet. He's even been listed in Runner's World as one of "The 50 Most Influential People In Running". Ray is an avid triathlete and runner, and despite operating DC Rainmaker still works full-time in the IT industry, in a position that requires him to travel the world constantly. He's an American, but now lives in Paris, France, with his wife. His far-flung trips are part of the appeal of his website, as he reports not just on technology, but also on his adventures running, biking and swimming around the globe. A true fitness geek, Ray puts the gadgets he tests through rigorous evaluations, reporting on the nitty gritty details, flaws, benefits, pros, cons, and even delivers the first-hand reports on the latest firmware updates for various devices. He does things like mount multiple power meters on his bike, or wears several heart monitors at once, and often delivers intricate multi-thousand word reports and reviews on every device he tests. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Ray's crazy story of testing the waterproof potential of an Apple watch... -How Ray makes money on his website by reviewing devices... -The coolest piece of self-quantification technology Ray has ever used... -Ray's most recommended piece of technology... -How much of racing and training technology is just the 'same ol', vs. truly groundbreaking technology... -What a device must do to break the mold and fit into that ground-breaking category... -How Ray keeps from being "biased" by products he receives and reviews... -What Ray uses to track sleep... -The effects of alcohol on training... -Ray's thoughts on the potential "biological danger" of bluetooth, wireless and wifi devices? -Whether Ray just "unplugs" and go by feel... -Ray's #1 recommended vacation and must-see spot for active people or athletes... -What Ray thinks is the next biggest trend in athlete quantification... Resources from this episode: -The Airdog drone that follows you as you train -Garmin Forerunner technology -Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Watch -Mio Heart Rate Monitoring via Optical Sensor -TrainingPeaks -Withings Aura sleep monitoring -EmFit for tracking sleep and HRV -Stryd power meter for running Do you have questions, comments or feedback for DC Rainmaker or I? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
54:20 4/2/2016
March 30, 2016 Podcast: 349: Why Athletes Get Sick, How To Biohack Survival, How Often Do You Need To Workout & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Why athletes get sick. Good reason NOT to quantify every step, calorie and heartbeat... And this, my friends, is why ANY football player or MMA athlete needs to be "megadosing" on at least 6g of DHA from fish oil or algae/ day. Cold thermogenesis + CHILI PEPPERS for fat loss? Cool. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -Aloha.com - get a free trial of their amazing protein powder with 18g of clean real whole food plant based protein and only 150 calories when you go to Aloha.com/ben -KimeraKoffee.com - get nootropic infused coffee at KimeraKoffee.com and use 10% discount code BEN. No time for breakfast? Try this loaded smoothie for a quick on the go breakfast that will keep you running all morning long. 1 1/2 cups of brewed Kimera Koffee 1 scoop of raw organic protein powder 1 tablespoon of organic almond butter 1 small piece of raw organic cocoa butter 1 dash of cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth; pour over ice or take in a thermos for a filling morning pick me up. -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at onnit.com/bengreenfield -April 1-21: The Cold Shower Challenge - You take a 5 minute cold shower (no temperature rules, but as cold as your shower can truly go, scout's honor...) each morning for 21 days from April 1st - 21st. Then you post a (clothed or towel clad, no nudies!) photo on any social media outlet you have (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as evidence. You *must* tag @BenGreenfield and you must use the following hashtag: #ColdShowerChallenge. The best part? All proceeds go towards The Brain Trauma Foundation, an organization that conducts innovative clinical research and develops evidence-based guidelines that improve the outcomes for millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year. During this challenge you will learn everything you need to know about cold thermogenesis and cold showers, and even get access to a private Facebook community with all participants (including me), donate money to Brain Trauma Foundation, revitalize your life, body, brain and waistline to be ready for spring, and bask in the many cognitive and performance-enhancing benefits of cold thermogenesis! So...you in? Click here to join in now. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Only 4 left. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece? It was a must-listen - titled "Anti-Aging, Homeschooling, Underwater Workouts, Pooping & More." Click here to listen now or download for later! May 21-22, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in London. The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, Tabacco Dock, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. Click here to register and use 10% code "ben". May 27-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON'T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. How To Biohack Survival Sebastian says: He's from the Great White North and has an interest in bush craft and survival. He's wondering if you have any biohacks for survival, say you have nothing on your back but a backpack, what would some biohacks be? Ie. Creating a fire and using the charcoal to clean your system afterwards? It would be cool to hear what you have to say about this and would be great if you got a survivalist on the podcast in future! In my response, I recommend: -Kevin Carr's running tips -Tampon survival -Condom tricks -Ice fire -Spit fishing -Book: Emergency by Neil Strauss -Mention upcoming podcast with Aron Snyder How To Box Breathe Mark says: He's been experimenting with box breathing at work during stressful meetings etc and when he's doing Heart Math. Can you elaborate on the protocols for box breathing, when and how often can you use it etc? In my response, I recommend: -Pranayama app How Often Do You Need To Workout? Kyle says: He's a huge fan of the show and loves listening to it. He wants your opinion Ben on daily workouts. He's seen people who do 300 burpees/day, barbell squats every day, 30 min jump rope sessions every day. What's your opinion on doing these kinds of workouts? Are they really that good for you? In my response, I recommend: -How To Look Good Naked & Live A Long Time article Can You Eat A Kombucha Scoby? Rick says: He loves the podcast, his question is about SCOBY's. He's wondering if you can blend them or chop them up and put them in a salad? In my response, I recommend: -Kombucha podcast
01:29:56 3/30/2016
March 30, 2016 Podcast: 349: Why Athletes Get Sick, How To Biohack Survival, How Often Do You Need To Workout & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. Why athletes get sick. Good reason NOT to quantify every step, calorie and heartbeat... And this, my friends, is why ANY football player or MMA athlete needs to be "megadosing" on at least 6g of DHA from fish oil or algae/ day. Cold thermogenesis + CHILI PEPPERS for fat loss? Cool. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -Aloha.com - get a free trial of their amazing protein powder with 18g of clean real whole food plant based protein and only 150 calories when you go to Aloha.com/ben -KimeraKoffee.com - get nootropic infused coffee at KimeraKoffee.com and use 10% discount code BEN. No time for breakfast? Try this loaded smoothie for a quick on the go breakfast that will keep you running all morning long. 1 1/2 cups of brewed Kimera Koffee 1 scoop of raw organic protein powder 1 tablespoon of organic almond butter 1 small piece of raw organic cocoa butter 1 dash of cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth; pour over ice or take in a thermos for a filling morning pick me up. -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at onnit.com/bengreenfield -April 1-21: The Cold Shower Challenge - You take a 5 minute cold shower (no temperature rules, but as cold as your shower can truly go, scout's honor...) each morning for 21 days from April 1st - 21st. Then you post a (clothed or towel clad, no nudies!) photo on any social media outlet you have (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as evidence. You *must* tag @BenGreenfield and you must use the following hashtag: #ColdShowerChallenge. The best part? All proceeds go towards The Brain Trauma Foundation, an organization that conducts innovative clinical research and develops evidence-based guidelines that improve the outcomes for millions of people who suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year. During this challenge you will learn everything you need to know about cold thermogenesis and cold showers, and even get access to a private Facebook community with all participants (including me), donate money to Brain Trauma Foundation, revitalize your life, body, brain and waistline to be ready for spring, and bask in the many cognitive and performance-enhancing benefits of cold thermogenesis! So...you in? Click here to join in now. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Only 4 left. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece? It was a must-listen - titled "Anti-Aging, Homeschooling, Underwater Workouts, Pooping & More." Click here to listen now or download for later! May 21-22, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in London. The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, Tabacco Dock, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. Click here to register and use 10% code "ben". May 27-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON'T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. -Dec 3-10, 2016: Runga in Costa Rica: 8 days, epic food, twice daily yoga, salt water pool and manual therapy and spa services galore, experts from around the world teaching running clinics, kettlebell seminars, lecturing on nutrition, etc. Also daily adventures ranging from zip lining to white water, along with a full digital detox. Code "BEN" gets you a free gift with your RUNGA registration valued at $75! Click here to get in now. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. How To Biohack Survival Sebastian says: He's from the Great White North and has an interest in bush craft and survival. He's wondering if you have any biohacks for survival, say you have nothing on your back but a backpack, what would some biohacks be? Ie. Creating a fire and using the charcoal to clean your system afterwards? It would be cool to hear what you have to say about this and would be great if you got a survivalist on the podcast in future! In my response, I recommend: -Kevin Carr's running tips -Tampon survival -Condom tricks -Ice fire -Spit fishing -Book: Emergency by Neil Strauss -Mention upcoming podcast with Aron Snyder How To Box Breathe Mark says: He's been experimenting with box breathing at work during stressful meetings etc and when he's doing Heart Math. Can you elaborate on the protocols for box breathing, when and how often can you use it etc? In my response, I recommend: -Pranayama app How Often Do You Need To Workout? Kyle says: He's a huge fan of the show and loves listening to it. He wants your opinion Ben on daily workouts. He's seen people who do 300 burpees/day, barbell squats every day, 30 min jump rope sessions every day. What's your opinion on doing these kinds of workouts? Are they really that good for you? In my response, I recommend: -How To Look Good Naked & Live A Long Time article Can You Eat A Kombucha Scoby? Rick says: He loves the podcast, his question is about SCOBY's. He's wondering if you can blend them or chop them up and put them in a salad? In my response, I recommend: -Kombucha podcast
01:29:56 3/30/2016
I'll admit it: I'm a complete nerd when it comes to using a dizzying array of bodywork tools, massage and deep tissue manipulation, mobility methods and more. I wake up every morning and "hit" my body with everything from a Rumble Roller to mobility bands to vibrating massage devices and more. It's like some kind of medieval torture experiment. So I was pretty excited when I got a chance to read a brand new book about how to create a "map" of your own connective tissue and then erase pain and / or increase mobility in specific areas of your body using that map. The name of the book is "The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day!". In The MELT Method, manual therapist and exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann describes a self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living, in as little as ten minutes a day, all using techniques that can be done in your own home and taking advantage of the body's natural restorative properties. Sue has personally trained more than 1,300 professionals worldwide and is a leading presenter for national organizations such as IDEA, ECA, and PMA, and a CEU provider for ACE, AFAA, NASM, PMA, and NCBTMB. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and Live! with Regis and Kelly, and the internationally translated MELT Method book has been featured in magazines such as SELF, More, and Prevention. I've been trying the methods in her book on areas like my low back, my hands, my feet and my elbows and they work with surprising efficacy, so I had to get her on the show! During this episode, you'll discover... -Sue's fascinating story of how she began digging into fascia and connective tissue and its role in pain and movement... -What Sue discovered while dissecting cadavers and learning the truth about fascia that isn't taught in exercise science classes... -The concept of "fascial dehydration", and why it is much more than just a matter of drinking more water... -What most foam rolling and deep tissue work neglects... -Why you shouldn't necessarily use the hardest foam roller you can find... -How to "glide", "shear" and "rinse" specific areas of your body... -Why doing a "rest and assess" prior to doing the MELT method can enhance results... -And much more... Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Sue or I about the MELT method or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
58:38 3/26/2016
I'll admit it: I'm a complete nerd when it comes to using a dizzying array of bodywork tools, massage and deep tissue manipulation, mobility methods and more. I wake up every morning and "hit" my body with everything from a Rumble Roller to mobility bands to vibrating massage devices and more. It's like some kind of medieval torture experiment. So I was pretty excited when I got a chance to read a brand new book about how to create a "map" of your own connective tissue and then erase pain and / or increase mobility in specific areas of your body using that map. The name of the book is "The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day!". In The MELT Method, manual therapist and exercise physiologist Sue Hitzmann describes a self-treatment system to combat chronic pain and erase the effects of aging and active living, in as little as ten minutes a day, all using techniques that can be done in your own home and taking advantage of the body's natural restorative properties. Sue has personally trained more than 1,300 professionals worldwide and is a leading presenter for national organizations such as IDEA, ECA, and PMA, and a CEU provider for ACE, AFAA, NASM, PMA, and NCBTMB. She has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and Live! with Regis and Kelly, and the internationally translated MELT Method book has been featured in magazines such as SELF, More, and Prevention. I've been trying the methods in her book on areas like my low back, my hands, my feet and my elbows and they work with surprising efficacy, so I had to get her on the show! During this episode, you'll discover... -Sue's fascinating story of how she began digging into fascia and connective tissue and its role in pain and movement... -What Sue discovered while dissecting cadavers and learning the truth about fascia that isn't taught in exercise science classes... -The concept of "fascial dehydration", and why it is much more than just a matter of drinking more water... -What most foam rolling and deep tissue work neglects... -Why you shouldn't necessarily use the hardest foam roller you can find... -How to "glide", "shear" and "rinse" specific areas of your body... -Why doing a "rest and assess" prior to doing the MELT method can enhance results... -And much more... Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Sue or I about the MELT method or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
58:38 3/26/2016
Several weeks ago, I published an article entitled "A Tiny, 1/2 Ounce Piece Of Game-Changing Sleep Technology (And How To Use PEMF For Sleep)". In that article, I introduced a brand new device called the SomniResonance® DeltaSleeper (affectionally known as the "SR1") that am now placing on my collarbone each night before I go to sleep and also using if I wake up in the night, and even using for naps and on airplanes. The results have been nothing less than astounding. My sleep "efficiency", as measured by the Oura sleep tracking device, has jumped from 81% up to 97%. I have gone from an average of 52 minutes of wake time during a night of sleep down to 28 minutes. My deep sleep has risen from 33 minutes per night to 2 hours and 22 minutes. My sleep latency (how long it takes to fall asleep) has gone from an average of 16 minutes down to a super-fast 7 minutes. My heart rate during a night of sleep has dropped from 39 beats per minute down to 36 beats per minute. The list goes on and on. I plan on a comprehensive article in the future that shows all of these sleep hacking results and delves more deeply into sleep quantification... ...but in the meantime, Michael Lares - the investor, diver, outdoor enthusiast and friend who introduced me to the SR1 - is my guest on today's podcast, and in this episode, you're going to discover: -How the SR1 works... -How to use the SR1 for migraines and headaches... -The difference between the SR1 and other PEMF devices (like the EarthPulse)... -Where you should place the SR1 during sleep... -Whether you can use the SR1 multiple times during the night... -Whether the SR1 is safe for children... -How it works for adrenal fatigue and anxiety... -Which meds should or should not be combined with the SR1... -Which countries the SR1 is legal in... -How to try an SR1 without any risk... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The DeltaSleeper (use 5% discount code "Greenfit10) -The Oura Sleep tracking ring -The Earthpulse PEMF device -A Navy SEAL Physician Reveals How Hard-Charging, High-Achievers Can Fall Asleep Fast -The Man Behind The Advanced Sleep Hacking Tactics Used By The World's Most Elite Athletes Do you have questions, comments or feedback about the DeltaSleeper SR1 device? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either Michael or I will reply, and you want to try the SR1 for yourself, simply click here and use 5% discount code "Greenfit10".
01:23:53 3/23/2016
Several weeks ago, I published an article entitled "A Tiny, 1/2 Ounce Piece Of Game-Changing Sleep Technology (And How To Use PEMF For Sleep)". In that article, I introduced a brand new device called the SomniResonance® DeltaSleeper (affectionally known as the "SR1") that am now placing on my collarbone each night before I go to sleep and also using if I wake up in the night, and even using for naps and on airplanes. The results have been nothing less than astounding. My sleep "efficiency", as measured by the Oura sleep tracking device, has jumped from 81% up to 97%. I have gone from an average of 52 minutes of wake time during a night of sleep down to 28 minutes. My deep sleep has risen from 33 minutes per night to 2 hours and 22 minutes. My sleep latency (how long it takes to fall asleep) has gone from an average of 16 minutes down to a super-fast 7 minutes. My heart rate during a night of sleep has dropped from 39 beats per minute down to 36 beats per minute. The list goes on and on. I plan on a comprehensive article in the future that shows all of these sleep hacking results and delves more deeply into sleep quantification... ...but in the meantime, Michael Lares - the investor, diver, outdoor enthusiast and friend who introduced me to the SR1 - is my guest on today's podcast, and in this episode, you're going to discover: -How the SR1 works... -How to use the SR1 for migraines and headaches... -The difference between the SR1 and other PEMF devices (like the EarthPulse)... -Where you should place the SR1 during sleep... -Whether you can use the SR1 multiple times during the night... -Whether the SR1 is safe for children... -How it works for adrenal fatigue and anxiety... -Which meds should or should not be combined with the SR1... -Which countries the SR1 is legal in... -How to try an SR1 without any risk... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -The DeltaSleeper (use 5% discount code "Greenfit10) -The Oura Sleep tracking ring -The Earthpulse PEMF device -A Navy SEAL Physician Reveals How Hard-Charging, High-Achievers Can Fall Asleep Fast -The Man Behind The Advanced Sleep Hacking Tactics Used By The World's Most Elite Athletes Do you have questions, comments or feedback about the DeltaSleeper SR1 device? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either Michael or I will reply, and you want to try the SR1 for yourself, simply click here and use 5% discount code "Greenfit10".
01:23:53 3/23/2016
Did Lindsey Lohan really get drunk on kombucha? How much caffeine and sugar is in kombucha? Can you eat that slimy scoby thing that floats to the top? How can you make kombucha more "bubbly" if you're making it yourself? Can kombucha be used for things other than just drinking? Is it safe to mix kombucha with cocktails or (as I do) to top it off with a bit of vodka now and then? We're going to tackle all these topics and much more in today's interview with Hannah Crum, author of the brand new title "The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea" Hannah joined me last year for the podcast episode "Kombucha: Everything You've Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask.", but since then, she's written the quintessential guide to all things kombucha, and what I would consider to be the #1 resource for anybody who wants to know everything there is to know about kombucha. With more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want ? for a fraction of the store-bought price. This complete guide shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink's history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!). Hannah Crum is known as The Kombucha Mamma, and is founder of Kombucha Kamp, the most visited website in the world for Kombucha information, recipes and advice. Hannah is also an industry journalist & Master Brewer, directly mentoring thousands of new and experienced Kombucha brewers and providing consultation services for Kombucha start-ups since 2007. Hannah is also a leader and featured speaker in the Southern California Real Food movement, using the "Kombucha Lifestyle" as an introduction to other fermented foods, gut health, the human microbiome, "bacteriosapiens" and more. She ships freshly grown, full-size Kombucha starter cultures to more than 10,000 people worldwide and offers kits and Continuous Brew Packages, the ultimate in convenient homebrewed Kombucha, via her webstore. During our discussion, you'll discover: -A quick review of what kombucha actually is... -How kombucha affects your liver (and why you should have trace amounts of alcohol in your kombucha)... -Why nearly all our ancestors drank some form of kombucha... -How much caffeine is in kombucha, and which chemicals in kombucha balance out any caffeine... -The true facts about kombucha and sugar... -What kind of water to use if you make your own kombucha... -Whether you can or should eat the "scoby" part of kombucha (and one suprising use for the scoby)... -How to get more bubbles and carbonation in your kombucha... -How you can you know if you have mold or could be making "bad" kombucha... -Hannah's #1, most recommended kombucha recipe (that you're guaranteed to have never heard of!)... -The surprising, some non-drinking ways you can use kombucha... -How to make an amazing "pork-tini" with your kombucha... -And much more! Resources from this episode: Get Your Free Kombucha DIY Guide & E-book Here Link to Hannah's kombucha book tour & dates Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Hanna or I about the Big Book of Kombucha or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
57:22 3/19/2016
Did Lindsey Lohan really get drunk on kombucha? How much caffeine and sugar is in kombucha? Can you eat that slimy scoby thing that floats to the top? How can you make kombucha more "bubbly" if you're making it yourself? Can kombucha be used for things other than just drinking? Is it safe to mix kombucha with cocktails or (as I do) to top it off with a bit of vodka now and then? We're going to tackle all these topics and much more in today's interview with Hannah Crum, author of the brand new title "The Big Book of Kombucha: Brewing, Flavoring, and Enjoying the Health Benefits of Fermented Tea" Hannah joined me last year for the podcast episode "Kombucha: Everything You've Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask.", but since then, she's written the quintessential guide to all things kombucha, and what I would consider to be the #1 resource for anybody who wants to know everything there is to know about kombucha. With more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want ? for a fraction of the store-bought price. This complete guide shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink's history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!). Hannah Crum is known as The Kombucha Mamma, and is founder of Kombucha Kamp, the most visited website in the world for Kombucha information, recipes and advice. Hannah is also an industry journalist & Master Brewer, directly mentoring thousands of new and experienced Kombucha brewers and providing consultation services for Kombucha start-ups since 2007. Hannah is also a leader and featured speaker in the Southern California Real Food movement, using the "Kombucha Lifestyle" as an introduction to other fermented foods, gut health, the human microbiome, "bacteriosapiens" and more. She ships freshly grown, full-size Kombucha starter cultures to more than 10,000 people worldwide and offers kits and Continuous Brew Packages, the ultimate in convenient homebrewed Kombucha, via her webstore. During our discussion, you'll discover: -A quick review of what kombucha actually is... -How kombucha affects your liver (and why you should have trace amounts of alcohol in your kombucha)... -Why nearly all our ancestors drank some form of kombucha... -How much caffeine is in kombucha, and which chemicals in kombucha balance out any caffeine... -The true facts about kombucha and sugar... -What kind of water to use if you make your own kombucha... -Whether you can or should eat the "scoby" part of kombucha (and one suprising use for the scoby)... -How to get more bubbles and carbonation in your kombucha... -How you can you know if you have mold or could be making "bad" kombucha... -Hannah's #1, most recommended kombucha recipe (that you're guaranteed to have never heard of!)... -The surprising, some non-drinking ways you can use kombucha... -How to make an amazing "pork-tini" with your kombucha... -And much more! Resources from this episode: Get Your Free Kombucha DIY Guide & E-book Here Link to Hannah's kombucha book tour & dates Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Hanna or I about the Big Book of Kombucha or anything else we discuss in this episode? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
57:22 3/19/2016
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/breadhead Confession: I eat bread a few times a week. Mostly, it's my wife Jessa's mouth-watering, homemade sourdough bread. But lately, I saw a documentary got me thinking a bit more about bread, how much you can "get away" with eating, how often you can or should eat it, and whether it affects parts of your body other than your gut, even if you don't have something like celiac disease or gluten intolerance. The documentary is called "Bread Head", and in it, 33 year old director Max Lugavere explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Max's "vlogs" have garnered thousands of fans, and in each of these, he delivers bite-sized blasts of easily digestible information on health science topics ranging from intermittent fasting to the microbiome. You can check them out here. He has spoken at both the NY Academy of Sciences and the United Nations, has appeared on multiple top health podcasts and TV shows including NBC Nightly News, and is a Yahoo Health contributor and regular guest expert on The Dr. Oz Show. During this podcast, you'll discover: -What bread has to do with your head... -Why bread affects a lot of people who don't have celiac disease and have no gluten-related gut issues... -How long bread can have a deleterious effect on your body after you eat it... -How much bread you can "get away" with eating... -Whether you can eat bread if the bread has been fermented, like traditionally made sourdough bread... -What if you use a gluten digesting enzyme like gluten peptidase... -Hidden sources of the same type of dangerous compounds you can find in commercial bread... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Aztec sea salt -MCT oil -Max's Dr. Oz Explanation of Bread & The Brain video -The BreadHead Teaser (below) and BreadHead movie Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Max or I about bread and what it can do to your brain? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
52:41 3/16/2016
BenGreenfieldFitness.com/breadhead Confession: I eat bread a few times a week. Mostly, it's my wife Jessa's mouth-watering, homemade sourdough bread. But lately, I saw a documentary got me thinking a bit more about bread, how much you can "get away" with eating, how often you can or should eat it, and whether it affects parts of your body other than your gut, even if you don't have something like celiac disease or gluten intolerance. The documentary is called "Bread Head", and in it, 33 year old director Max Lugavere explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Max's "vlogs" have garnered thousands of fans, and in each of these, he delivers bite-sized blasts of easily digestible information on health science topics ranging from intermittent fasting to the microbiome. You can check them out here. He has spoken at both the NY Academy of Sciences and the United Nations, has appeared on multiple top health podcasts and TV shows including NBC Nightly News, and is a Yahoo Health contributor and regular guest expert on The Dr. Oz Show. During this podcast, you'll discover: -What bread has to do with your head... -Why bread affects a lot of people who don't have celiac disease and have no gluten-related gut issues... -How long bread can have a deleterious effect on your body after you eat it... -How much bread you can "get away" with eating... -Whether you can eat bread if the bread has been fermented, like traditionally made sourdough bread... -What if you use a gluten digesting enzyme like gluten peptidase... -Hidden sources of the same type of dangerous compounds you can find in commercial bread... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Aztec sea salt -MCT oil -Max's Dr. Oz Explanation of Bread & The Brain video -The BreadHead Teaser (below) and BreadHead movie Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Max or I about bread and what it can do to your brain? Leave your thoughts at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!
52:41 3/16/2016
Several podcast episodes ago, I tackled a very tricky and often confusing topic with a doctor named Konstantin Monastyrsky. In that episode, entitled "How Much Fiber To Eat, Where To Get Your Fiber, And Is Fiber *Really* Killing Your Insides?", Konstantin covered several topics, including: -Why it is that doctors tell us to eat plenty of fiber...and what doctors don't know... -How much fiber is "too much", and how much it varies from person to person... -The difference between just eating lots of fruits and vegetables vs. using a high fiber "cleanse"... -The truth behind dangerous "laxatives"... -What someone with constipation can do if high fiber and laxatives is not the solution... -And much more... That particular episode generated so many dozens and dozens of questions that I decided to bring Konstantin back, and in this episode, I ask him: -In the article "Is Fiber Bad For You", you discuss how you don't endorse eating the skins of vegetables and fruits. But what about the insoluble fiber you're missing out on, and also the other benefits listed here? -Isn't there a "hormetic" effect to eating the type of components in the skin of foods like potatoes and tomatoes and eggplants? -The study "Stopping or reducing dietary fiber intake reduces constipation and its associated symptoms"...and I know that sometimes, especially when acute or inflamed or infected, lower fiber can be helpful. This is why lower fiber is recommended for acute IBD and for many cases of SIBO. But, once the GI is healed, wouldn't a higher fiber intake is generally well tolerated and health promoting? -You say: "Fiber intake has also been linked with the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of factors that increases the chances of developing heart disease and diabetes." But that study you quoted in full says: "Fiber intake has also been linked with the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of factors that increases the chances of developing heart disease and diabetes. These factors include high blood pressure, high insulin levels, excess weight (especially around the abdomen), high levels of triglycerides, the body's main fat-carrying particle, and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Several studies suggest that higher intake of cereal fiber and whole grains may somehow ward off this increasingly common syndrome." How would you reply? -How do you address this association between fiber intake and lowering of coronary disease? "Our results suggest an inverse association between fiber intake and MI. These results support current national dietary guidelines to increase dietary fiber intake and suggest that fiber, independent of fat intake, is an important dietary component for the prevention of coronary disease." and this: "The greatest impact on lowering total and LDL cholesterol is derived from reduced intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol as well as weight reduction in obese persons. Diets high in complex carbohydrates and fiber are associated with reduced mortality rates from CHD and other chronic diseases. Fiber found in oats, barley, and pectin-rich fruits and vegetables provides adjunctive lipid-lowering benefits beyond those achieved by reductions in total and saturated fat alone. The AHA recommends a total dietary fiber intake of 25 to 30 g/d from foods, not supplements, to ensure nutrient adequacy and maximize the cholesterol-lowering impact of a fat-modified diet. Current dietary fiber intakes among adults in the United States average about 15 g, or half the recommended amount." -How do you feel about resistant starch and the current "resistant starch" interest in the dietary industry? Is that a form of fiber that also causes issues, or not? Would you recommend this diet in certain cases? -How does one specifically "fix" a colon that has lack of bacteria. Does a probiotic work? OR would you need more of an enema approach? The reason I ask is I have seen many folks endorse the use of probiotic and/or butyrate enemas for colonic health. -How about fecal transplants. How do you feel about those for restoring colonic health? -When it comes to constipation, what is your #1 solution, in terms of specific ingredients or protocols that can help with it? -And finally, the million dollar question, do you use a Squatty Potty? If you want to try any of Konstantin's supplements for healing the gut or eliminating constipation, or read his book "The Fiber Menace", simply click here. Questions, comments or feedback about how much fiber to eat? Leave them at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either Konstantin or I will reply!
01:11:39 3/12/2016
Several podcast episodes ago, I tackled a very tricky and often confusing topic with a doctor named Konstantin Monastyrsky. In that episode, entitled "How Much Fiber To Eat, Where To Get Your Fiber, And Is Fiber *Really* Killing Your Insides?", Konstantin covered several topics, including: -Why it is that doctors tell us to eat plenty of fiber...and what doctors don't know... -How much fiber is "too much", and how much it varies from person to person... -The difference between just eating lots of fruits and vegetables vs. using a high fiber "cleanse"... -The truth behind dangerous "laxatives"... -What someone with constipation can do if high fiber and laxatives is not the solution... -And much more... That particular episode generated so many dozens and dozens of questions that I decided to bring Konstantin back, and in this episode, I ask him: -In the article "Is Fiber Bad For You", you discuss how you don't endorse eating the skins of vegetables and fruits. But what about the insoluble fiber you're missing out on, and also the other benefits listed here? -Isn't there a "hormetic" effect to eating the type of components in the skin of foods like potatoes and tomatoes and eggplants? -The study "Stopping or reducing dietary fiber intake reduces constipation and its associated symptoms"...and I know that sometimes, especially when acute or inflamed or infected, lower fiber can be helpful. This is why lower fiber is recommended for acute IBD and for many cases of SIBO. But, once the GI is healed, wouldn't a higher fiber intake is generally well tolerated and health promoting? -You say: "Fiber intake has also been linked with the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of factors that increases the chances of developing heart disease and diabetes." But that study you quoted in full says: "Fiber intake has also been linked with the metabolic syndrome, a constellation of factors that increases the chances of developing heart disease and diabetes. These factors include high blood pressure, high insulin levels, excess weight (especially around the abdomen), high levels of triglycerides, the body's main fat-carrying particle, and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Several studies suggest that higher intake of cereal fiber and whole grains may somehow ward off this increasingly common syndrome." How would you reply? -How do you address this association between fiber intake and lowering of coronary disease? "Our results suggest an inverse association between fiber intake and MI. These results support current national dietary guidelines to increase dietary fiber intake and suggest that fiber, independent of fat intake, is an important dietary component for the prevention of coronary disease." and this: "The greatest impact on lowering total and LDL cholesterol is derived from reduced intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol as well as weight reduction in obese persons. Diets high in complex carbohydrates and fiber are associated with reduced mortality rates from CHD and other chronic diseases. Fiber found in oats, barley, and pectin-rich fruits and vegetables provides adjunctive lipid-lowering benefits beyond those achieved by reductions in total and saturated fat alone. The AHA recommends a total dietary fiber intake of 25 to 30 g/d from foods, not supplements, to ensure nutrient adequacy and maximize the cholesterol-lowering impact of a fat-modified diet. Current dietary fiber intakes among adults in the United States average about 15 g, or half the recommended amount." -How do you feel about resistant starch and the current "resistant starch" interest in the dietary industry? Is that a form of fiber that also causes issues, or not? Would you recommend this diet in certain cases? -How does one specifically "fix" a colon that has lack of bacteria. Does a probiotic work? OR would you need more of an enema approach? The reason I ask is I have seen many folks endorse the use of probiotic and/or butyrate enemas for colonic health. -How about fecal transplants. How do you feel about those for restoring colonic health? -When it comes to constipation, what is your #1 solution, in terms of specific ingredients or protocols that can help with it? -And finally, the million dollar question, do you use a Squatty Potty? If you want to try any of Konstantin's supplements for healing the gut or eliminating constipation, or read his book "The Fiber Menace", simply click here. Questions, comments or feedback about how much fiber to eat? Leave them at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and either Konstantin or I will reply!
01:11:39 3/12/2016
March 9, 2016 Podcast: A 382 Day Fast, How To Biohack A Hotel, Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds, Carb Cycling For Fat Loss & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. This dude fasted for 382 days, went 456 to 180lbs, didn't die. Interesting. Crazy how your ability (or kid's ability) to handle stress is so genetically influenced. 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Use latte frother and icy cold water for an amazing taste! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece? It was a must-listen - titled "Anti-Aging, Homeschooling, Underwater Workouts, Pooping & More." Click here to listen now or download for later! New course from Ben! The 7 Day Full Body Reboot Program To Get Strong And Fit. Optimal fitness and health are closer than you think. In just one week, you can set yourself up for a strong, long, lean and healthy body. May 21-22, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in London. The venue will be one of the most charming venues of London, Tabacco Dock, and features an Upgraded Dinner with wild forager Sami Tallberg and a great opportunity to bring together some fantastic UK based biohackers in the realms of digital health, wearables, supplements, biohacking, lifehacking, quantified self and much more. You'll discover digital health & wellness providers, nutrition & supplement companies, wearables & mobile applications and smart home appliances from infrared saunas to smart sensors. Click here to register and use 10% code "ben". May 27-29, 2016: Ben is speaking at PaleoFX 2016 in Austin, Texas. This is the The Who's Who gathering of the Paleo movement, with world-class speakers including New York Times bestselling authors, leading physicians, scientists, health entrepreneurs, professional athletes, fitness professionals, activists, bloggers, biohackers, and more. And you DON'T need to be Paleo to be able to get a ton of benefit and fun out of this one! Also, one day prior, on May 26 is Health Entrepreneurs f(x) - a full day of deep discussion on marketing, business development, and entrepreneurship for health and wellness people, featuring Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Melissa Hartwig, Sarah Ballantyne, Mike Bledsoe, Abel James, and a bunch of other speakers in small group coaching sessions. Nov 17-18, 2016: Ben is speaking at the Biohacker's Summit in Helsinki, Finland. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Learn about taking food, preparation, cooking, and eating to the next level with the latest science and kitchen chemistry. Even delve into implanted chips, gene therapy, bionic arms, biometric shirts, robotic assistants, and virtual reality. Two days with an amazing crowd and a closing party with upgraded DJs to talk about. Click here to get in now at a 40% discount. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ----------------------------------------------------- Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Rachel Browne, the NEW Podcast Sidekick. Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds (And The Truth About Flax, Chia & Estrogen) Brock says: What's your take on the Chia/Flaxseed phyto-estrogen thing that a lot of people have been taking about? Flax are apparently extremely high in phyto-estrogen and Chia seeds are getting a bad rap. Both of them are things you recommend in the past, not in huge quantities, but is there anything he should be worried about? In my response, I recommend: - Carb Cycling For Fat Loss Wendy says: She recently listened to the Mark Sisson podcast and was in agreement with everything. She's wondering what your thoughts are on eating a LCHF diet for 5 days then switching to a LFHC diet for three days and repeating this cycle forever for fat loss? In my response, I recommend: -Carb backloading -Dulloo AG, Samec S. Uncoupling proteins: their roles in adaptive thermogenesis and substrate metabolism reconsidered. Br J Nutr 2001;86:123-139. -Douyon L, Schteingart DE. Effect of obesity and starvation on thyroid hormone, growth hormone, and cortisol secretion. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 2002;31:173-189. -Friedl KE, et al. Endocrine markers of semistarvation in healthy lean men in a multistressor environment. J Appl Physiol 2000;88:1820-1830. de Rosa G, et al. Thyroid function in altered nutritional state. Exp Clin Endocrinol 1983;82:173-177. -Klein S, et al. Leptin production during early starvation in lean and obese women. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2000;278:E280-E284. -Ahima RS, et al. Leptin regulation of neuroendocrine systems. Front Neuroendocrinolgy 2000;21:263-307. -Weyer C, et al. Changes in energy metabolism in response to 48 h of overfeeding and fasting in Caucasians and Pima Indians. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2001;25:593-600. -Mansell PI, MacDonald IA. The effect of underfeeding on the physiological response to food ingestion in normal weight women. Br J Nutr 1988;60:39-48. -Kozusko FP. Body weight setpoint, metabolic adaption and human starvation. Bull Math Biol 2001;63:393-403. -Dulloo AG, Jacquet J. Adaptive reduction in basal metabolic rate in response to food deprivation in humans: a role for feedback signals from fat stores. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;68:599-606. How To Biohack A Hotel Ian says: He's trying to build a high end luxury bed and breakfast in Canada and wants your suggestion for what to provide people. Its a very active sporty town - hardcore mountain biking, skiing, dirt biking etc. What would be the best gear, home set up, supplements, sleep optimization and recovery ideas to include? In my response, I recommend: -Infrared Sauna (& cold pool) -Fats & exogenous ketones (e.g. Pruvit) / Laird Hamilton's Superfoods -Chilipad cube -Normatec boots -An altitude training system -How To Biohack The Ultimate Healthy Home book The Ultimate Altitude Training Supplement Stack Hans says: He's training for a 50K ultramarathon in Patagonia, in April, and he's doing it from Cuzco in Peru - 3500 m above sea level. His body has taken 3 weeks to adapt and now he can go for long runs with out feeling exhausted. His heart rate compared to effort is very high - how can he adjust his training at this altitude so he can get the most out of it? Also, the race is at sea level, is there a golden number of days he should stay at sea level before the race? In my response, I recommend: -Nitric oxide precursors (e.g. EXOS arginine) -Hydration (e.g. coconut water, OralIV, etc.) -Adaptogens to assist with nervous system (e.g. TianChi) -Mitochondrial support (e.g. Mitogen) -Electrolytes (e.g. Athlytes by Millennium Sports - 50% discount mstbg09) -We finish this episode with a tip from Jordan Harbinger at the Art of Charm. ----------------------------------------------------- Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness! -We finish this episode with a tip from Jordan Harbinger at the Art of Charm, on being a better leader by leading without domination, and also a special announcement from PodcastOne. -----------------------------------------------------
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March 9, 2016 Podcast: A 382 Day Fast, How To Biohack A Hotel, Chia Seeds vs. Flax Seeds, Carb Cycling For Fat Loss & More! Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the "Ask Ben" form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness and Google+. This dude fasted for 382 days, went 456 to 180lbs, didn't die. Interesting. Crazy how your ability (or kid's ability) to handle stress is so genetically influenced. Um...my boys are going to be F'in rich. ----------------------------------------------------- Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -EXO Protein - go to exoprotein.com/ben, you can try a sampler pack with all their most popular flavors for less than ten bucks including free shipping (that's 33% off!) and discover what all the hype is about...protein bars using cricket protein powder...that's right, bugs! KimeraKoffee.com - get nootropic infused coffee at KimeraKoffee.com and use 10% discount code BEN. Below is the Kimera Seashore Orchard Spice recipe... When counting calories substitute dessert with this delicious drink, which can be served hot or ice cold after a meal. -2 tablespoons Kimera Koffee -1 dash of nutmeg -1 dash of cayenne pepper -1 1/2 cups of water -1 tablespoon of organic brown sugar -1/2 tablespoon organic unsweetened cocoa powder -1 cinnamon stick -Add Kimera Koffee to a French Press with nutmeg and cayenne pepper. -Combine water and organic brown sugar in a pot and bring to a boil. -Once water comes to a boil, remove from heat and let it rest for 30 seconds. Pour half the water into the French Press. Wait one minute and then add remaining water. Mix with spoon. Wait five minutes before pushing the press down. -When ready to serve, place the organic unsweetened cocoa powder and cinnamon stick into a mug. Pour coffee over this and mix for 15 seconds. -FitLife Organifi - use 20% discount BEN on the best tasting greens superfood blend on the planet. Use latte frother and icy cold water for an amazing taste! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! -GreenfieldFitnessSystems "surprise gift box" - 50% discount on instant access to a box shipped to your front doorstep and full of the latest cutting-edge biohacking gear, nutrients, smart drugs and more, handpicked and curated by Ben. Did you miss the weekend podcast episode with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece? It was a must-listen - titled "Anti-Aging, Homeschooling, Underwater Workouts, Pooping & More." Click here to listen now or download for later! New course from Ben! The 7 Day Full Body Reboot Program