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In the beginning of my article "Shooting Up Stem Cells", you see a video of me grunting, groaning and pushing against a special machine designed to quickly exhaust the muscles and allow for extremely efficient and effective "single set to failure" training. Since then, I've mentioned this "special machine" in multiple podcasts, and I've finally managed to get the inventor onto my show... . The machine is called a "PeakFitPro" and the man who designed it is Dr. Chris Montanaro DC, DIBAK, DCBCN.  Dr. Chris is a chiropractor and a Diplomate in AK and a Diplomate in Nutrition. He teaches certification courses to doctors of various disciplines including doctors of chiropractic, medicine, naturopathy, and homeopathy. Dr. Chris is also a member of the adjunct faculty of New York Chiropractic College & Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida. Dr. Chris is also an Advanced Theta Healing practitioner. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Tony Robbins and Pete Sisco got Chris interested in extreme efficiency in isometric training... 9:30 -The fascinating research behind "single set to failure" training, and how it actually works... 16:00 -How to do a "pull" workout and "push" workout using the PeakFitPro... 21:30 -How much time under tension is necessary to get the most out of isometric training... 24:45 -What's happening physiologically during isometric training that elicits such fast results... 34:00 -Whether there are any cardiovascular or endurance benefits to this style of training... 36:00 -Whether you need to do full range lifts, especially to maintain athleticism... 39:30 -Whether you can put on muscle or size or lose fat with this style of training... 44:30 -What is so special about the technology built into the PeakFitPro machine and app combo... 50:45 And much more! Resources from this episode: -The PeakFitPro (use code "greenfield" to save $200) -My podcast with Dr. Doug McGuff Episode Sponsors Gainswave Penguin Random House Audio Books Birdwell Britches Use discount code "Ben" for 10% off your order. Kion Lean Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!

01:07:33 5/23/2018

Past Episodes

Four months ago, I was at a party in Park City, Utah that happened to be chock full of chiropractic physicians. While I was leaning against the bar mixing myself a white wine kombucha spritzer, as I'm prone to do, a doctor named Steve Geanopulos approached me and introduced himself. Sensing I was a fellow physiology geek with his science-spidey sense, he proceeded to fill me in on a fascinating paper entitled "The Potential Impact of Various Physiological Mechanisms on Outcomes in TBI, mTBI, Concussion and PPCS." He then went on to explain that this paper, which we'll discuss in today's podcast along with plenty of other neural fixing and neural enhancing topics, forms the basis of the care he provides for his chronic brain based patients (not only concussion but anyone who struggles with movement, sight, focus, attention, or other brain based issues.) We also discussed the work Steve does with professional and collegiate athletes and concussion with his colleague Ben Velazquez, and the work he's done with a guy named Guy Voyer over the past 20 years with ELDOA - a form of fascial stretching that I personally incorporate in my own training and my clients' protocols. He described his approach as a "neuro-chemical, neuro-immunological, neuro-mechanical approach". So why is this guy exactly? Dr. Steven G. Geanopulos, affectionately known as 'Dr G', is a speaker, writer, and leader in the world of functional neurology / functional medicine and is quickly becoming one of America's leading experts in lifelong, optimized living. His experience and clinical approach has proven that diminished health and vitality can be reclaimed by just about any proactive person at any age. Dr G.'s principles of practice cover the 5 essential keys to resolving the underlying cause of health problems and performance concerns including; assessing the nervous system for interference, endocrine system, detoxification systems, nutrition and fitness. Dr. G has completed his postgraduate studies in the field of Functional Neurology and attained board certification through the Carrick Institute, a distinction shared by fewer than 700 people worldwide. Dr. G is a lifelong learner and has completed hundreds of hours of training in the fields of chiropractic neurology and functional medicine. The material he shares covers everything required to take control of your health, while dispelling the ever-growing number of fallacies and myths related to this subject. Dr. G's fascinating and refreshing approach to body transformation focuses immune function, brain function, nutrition, management of our personal environment, exercise and hormone balance. Dr. G currently practices virtually with clients and sees patients from all over the world with his main practice located in New York City. His practice has 3 main areas of focus: 1. Brain health 2. Metabolic health 3. Structural and functional integrity and optimization. These 3 areas of focus are intimately connected and require Dr. G's unique expertise. Eventually, I made it to New York City to meet with Steve and also meet his colleague there: Benjamin Velazquez Pagan. Ben's qualifications include: -Licensed Soma-Trainer (Performance Physical Therapy) -Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach -Member, International Sports Sciences Association -Member, National Strength & Conditioning Association -Member, American College of Sports Medicine -Co-Contributing Author, "Fascia - Clinical Applications for Health and Human Performance." As a competitive athlete, Benjamin Velazquez realizes the value and potential that comes with a scientific sports program. As a Performance therapist, his goal is to bridge the gap between cutting edge science and today's athlete. Ben's professional experience includes Managing Partner and Director of Human Performance of Sports Lab NYC LLC; President of Grey Matters Sports Group LLC. He designs programs and coaches his New York clientele that ranges from elite athlete to high profile celebrity. In addition to a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Science, Ben holds several certifications, which include NCSA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Licensed Performance Soma- Therapist, ACSM Exercise Specialist, ISSA Sports performance Nutritionist, and many more. Ben's client roster includes: -22 current and Former N.H.L. Athletes, -18 current and former M.L.B. Players -5 Division 1 NCAA Soccer Players -12 Current N.F.L. Athletes. -The Women's 2006 Track Team at University of Texas. Ben has also worked with the Saskatoon Blades Hockey Team 1999-2000, the 2003 national champion New York Freedom Soccer Team as well as 5 Athletes at The Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Ben has spent the last two years researching the use of corrective exercise in mitigating the risk factors of concussions in athletes. Along with his team at Grey Matters Sports Group, he has successfully worked with athletes from five different sports that were recovering from multiple concussions. He and his team have pioneered a five-tier method of rehabilitating the athlete that has suffered from concussive trauma. During my discussion with Ben and Steve, you'll discover: -Why concussions today are much different today than they were 30 years ago... -Why Steve describes concussions as an immune system issue... -Steve and Ben's approach for returning to play, work or school after a head injury or concussion-like syndrome... -Why Steve had me wear a giant pair of infrared goggles when he evaluated me in New York City... -What kind of bloodwork you have had done to see if you've had a concussion... -Why Ben V. feels that anybody who is dealing with a concussion or TBI should learn a form of fascial stretching called ELDOA... -And much more! Resources from this episode: -How To Take Matters Into Your Own Hands & Navigate The Modern Medical System (Without Dying). -How To Use Ketones For Longevity, How I Personally Use Ketone Salts & A New Chemical-Free, Clean Way To Get Into Ketosis. -How To Rewire Your Brain For Better Sleep, Reset Your Brain's Tolerance To Marijuana & Alcohol, Fly Spaceships With Your Mind & Much More. -How To Increase Your IQ, Decrease Your Distractibility, Create Better Sleep, Enhance Cognitive Performance & Maximize Your Ability To Enter The Zone. -42 Different Ways To Build A Better Brain, The Problem With Modern Smart Drugs, Hacking Your Neurons & More. -Ketosis Dangers: How To Maximize the Nutrient Density of a Low Carb Diet. -The Official Black Friday Gift List: 10 Effective, Easy & Cheap Biohacks For Everyone To Try. -The Ultimate Visual Biohack - How To Create Your Own Custom Set Of Vision, Performance and Sleep Enhancing Eyewear. -My podcast on ELDOA -My podcast on the concussion repair manual with Dr. Dan Engle -The SWAY app -The Desmotec D11 device Ben mentions -The BeFirst app Steve discusses -The MotionGuidance system Steve discusses Episode Sponsors: -The Kion Clean Energy Bar The cleanest burning energy bar you'll ever eat, guaranteed! -Aaptiv An app that's like a personal trainer in your pocket. Sign up today and get an automatic membership for 30% off. -Organifi I love the red juice! Use code "greenfield" and save 20% off your order -Trusii Molecular hydrogen water tablets. Enter code "ben" at checkout and you'll save 30% off your order! -Join Ben and Robyn Openshaw, aka the Green Smoothie Girl, for an immersive health retreat in the Swiss Alps next June! There are only a few spaces still available. Click here for more info. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Ben, Steve or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
01:19:44 8/17/2018
What is truly a healthy energy bar? A bar that keeps you in "ketosis"? A high-fiber bar? Gluten-free? The fact is, when it comes to energy bars, there's plenty of confusion (and, sadly, deception). So in this riveting conversation between Kion COO and co-founder Angelo Keely and myself, you'll discover everything you need to know before you ever touch another energy bar, including: -The fascinating history of energy bars...14:00 -What some of the shocking things I've discovered in the "healthy bar" industry...19:00 -The sad truth about your options as consumers...28:30 -What was the first thing I looked for in creating an energy bar...33:30 -Why using "real foods" outweighs using unnatural ingredients, even though the cost is higher...37:00 -Why I feel chocolate is essential to the perfect energy bar...44:30 -The "perfect healthy complement" to chocolate...54:00 -How you can naturally sweeten energy bars without spiking blood glucose levels...58:00 -How to naturally add anti-oxidants to an energy bar...1:09:30 -How we got the bar to taste great without adding a host of preservatives and unnatural ingredients...1:15:00 -And much more! Episode Sponsors: -Kion. Everything you need for mind, body and spirit balance. -Joovv. Lights that promote muscle recovery, testosterone production, skin health, and joint pain and inflammation. -Onnit. Supplements, foods, and fitness equipment aimed at helping people achieve Total Human Optimization. -Gluten Guardian If you're at all sensitive to gluten (and even if you're not, but just concerned about cross contamination, like we all should be), Gluten Guardian is for you. Save 10% off your order when you use my link and use code "greenfield." Resources from this episode: -The Boss RC3 Looping Pedal - Have a question for me or Angelo about what we discussed on the podcast today? Just leave a comment below and one of us will get back to you ASAP!
01:30:21 8/15/2018
In the podcast episode "Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More" I interviewed athlete and supplement designer Craig Dinkel about a special blood oxygenating formula called "Biotropic". After that interview, I received an onslaught of questions about everything from grass-fed liver anhydrate to cordyceps senesis to hidden benefits of beetroots, the detoxification properties of algae, whether it's really true you can get all the benefits of blood doping without actually blood doping and more. So Craig came back to answer those questions in "Recovery For Aging Athletes, Cross-Patterning, A New Kind Of High Intensity Interval Training, An Oxygen Boosting Supplement Called "Oxcia" & More!", then appeared once again in an episode on "How To Legally Dope Your Blood". Today's Craig's back for a fifth time. He's taking on one of the hardest hikes in America, the Sierra High Route and doing it solo, in August.  It's an off the grid, roughly 200 mile difficult hike at altitude, between 9,000 and 12,000ft, with huge elevation gain and loss every day, along with zero trails, navigating solely via map and compass.  It's a quite serious and rough. In this episode, you'll hear: -Ben's new breakfast bone broth concoction he's been making in the mornings...5:00 -The difference between getting attacked by a black bear and grizzly bear...16:00 -What Craig is doing to prepare for his hike, and why it's better to go into an event 10% undertrained vs. 1% overtrained...24:00 -Whether you need to worry about the following ingredients in your supplements...44:00 1) Calcium Carbonate 2) Dicalcium Phosphate 3) Microcrystalline Cellulose 4) Stearic Acid 5) Croscarmellose Sodium 6) Silicon Dioxide 7) Pharmaceutical Glaze -The exercise machine that Lebron James and the rest of Hollywood swears by...59:00 -How to train your ankles without actually running downhill (and the one tendon to address if you have tight or injured ankles)...1:02:00 -And much more! Episode Sponsors -Kion Lean It's back in stock! Support for normal blood sugar levels and healthy energy metabolism, even after large, carb-rich meals. -Omax has the purest omega 3 supplement on the market. Use my link and you get a box of Omax 3 Ultra Pure for FREE, plus a 60 day money back guarantee on all purchases! -Atantril Show some love to your tummy with Atantril. Use my link for a 15% discount and use code "ben" at checkout. -Tru Niagen Support muscle recovery, increase energy and regulate your circadian rhythm with Tru Niagen. Resources from this episode: -Ben's breakfast: Kettle & Fire bone broth blended with 1 teaspoon Ant Extract, 1 teaspoon Organic Maca, 1 dropperful Omica Organic Stevia, and three capsules each of Oxcia, Chlorella and AFA from Biotropic Labs. -Organic macadamia nuts -EnergyBits spirulina and chlorella tablets -Organic plantain chips -The Oura ring -NordicTrack Incline Trainer -Versaclimber -The Fluid Stance -The book "Barefoot Strong" by Emily Splichal (and my interview with her) -The Biotropic website for all Craig's supplements (use code ben to get 20% discount) -Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More. -Recovery For Aging Athletes, Cross-Patterning, A New Kind Of High Intensity Interval Training, An Oxygen Boosting Supplement Called "Oxcia" & More! -How To Legally Dope Your Blood (Without Actually Taking Illegal Drugs). -Follow Craig on Twitter -Follow Craig on Facebook Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Craig or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!
01:12:08 8/10/2018
I'm a supplement geek. I have been for a long time - ever since I was a fledgling bodybuilder guzzling creatine and a bright-eyed college student immersed in pharmacology and advanced human nutrition classes. But today's podcast guest - Dr. Hector Lopez - is a true wealth of knowledge. My own education in the realm of supplements pales in comparison to his. Dr. Lopez, MD, CSCS, FAAPMR, FISSN is recognized for applying his uniquely diverse background in PM&R, spine and sports medicine, exercise science, nutritional biochemistry, metabolism and clinical research. He's the CMO and Partner of Center for Applied Health Sciences, a multidisciplinary clinical research organization focused on elevating the body of evidence within the dietary supplement, natural product, functional medicine and functional foods/ beverage industry, and he is Founding Partner of Supplement Safety Solutions, a comprehensive Pre-market and Post-market safety, Nutravigilance®, adverse event and cGMP regulatory compliance consulting company. Dr. Lopez's clinical career began as founder of multiple integrative orthopedic/ sports medicine facilities, and he has since moved on after his clinical career to become a highly sought after research scientist, product innovation, safety & regulatory key opinion leader in nutra-biosciences, dietary supplements, medical foods/ beverage industries.  He is founder and managing director of an intellectual property discovery, incubation, development and tech transfer company whose goal it is to bring novel, bioactive compounds for out-licensing to the dietary supplement, natural products, functional foods/ beverage space grounded in science and safety. Dr. Lopez is a product developer and recognized consultant to professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, UEFA and MLB. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Lopez got into the supplement industry...9:30 -Why Amazon is going to disrupt the nutrition supplements industry with their new "Elements" line (and what Ben thinks of this line)...27:30 -The shocking secrets Dr. Lopez has found in the nutrition supplements industry...34:00 -The difference between SOP and CGMP in the manufacturing facilities...39:30 -In an ideal scenario, what a nutrition supplement company should be doing with each supplement that they make...44:15 -What to look for on a nutrition supplement label, including what batch/lot the supplement came from, including NSF, Informed Choice/Informed Sport, Nutravigilance...50:30 -Some of the crazy new ingredients out there that Hector is most excited about...56:15 -Novel delivery mechanisms that go beyond things like encapsulation and tableting technology...1:05:15 -And much more! Episode Sponsors -Tian Chi. Brighten your mind with Tian Chi! -Gainswave. A bedroom biohack for FANTASTIC sexual performance! There are practitioners all over the U.S. -Thrive Market Get an extra $60 and FREE shipping when you use my special link! Resources from this episode: -The Kion supplements line -Nutravigilance: principles and practices to enhance adverse event reporting in the dietary supplement and natural products industry Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Hector Lopez or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
01:28:43 8/8/2018
Does tapping really work? Tapping (also known as EFT or "emotional freedom technique") is a practice in which you tap specific parts of your body and simultaneously say an affirmation. It is supposedly a wildly effective healing modality that combines ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology. My guest on today's episode - Nicolas Ortner - created and produced the breakthrough documentary film "The Tapping Solution," which followed ten people who used tapping to overcome significant challenges, including chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, devastating grief and more. He has also authored multiple books on tapping, including The Tapping Solution. In today's show, I put Nick in the hotseat to explore whether or not tapping really works. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating history of tapping...9:40 -A short demonstration of tapping you can do on your own...15:50 -What if you just tap and don't do any affirmations, or vice versa...33:30 -The difference between tapping and acupuncture...38:30 -Who chooses which points are supposed to be tapped, and what happens if you "forget" a point...42:00 -Whether Nick's "style" of tapping is different than other styles, and if so, how...52:30 -How tapping would look for a chronic injury or nagging pain in a joint that won't go away....55:30 -How to tap for insomnia, high cortisol or stress...57:20 -And much more! Resources from this episode: -Nick's "Tapping Solution" books on Amazon and his other titles -Heal Your Body by Louise Hay - Episode Sponsors: -Blue Apron meal delivery service. Some of the best parts of our day happen over dinner. Use my special link and receive $30 off your first order from Blue Apron...A better way to cook! -Kion Flex When I'm injured, this is what I use to restore my body to optimum health. -Daily Burn is the fitness program you can stick with and get results that last. They're the world's leading provider of on-demand video workout programs you can do at home or anywhere with a connected device. Check them out and try it for 30 days FREE! -Organifi is an organic, superfood supplement line that makes quality, trusted nutrition convenient and accessible. My favorite is Organifi GOLD! One scoop makes amazing golden milk. Use promo code "greenfield" and receive 20% off your order! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Nick or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
01:07:35 8/3/2018 Aug 2, 2018, Q&A Episode 388: Why Your Muscles Shake When You Exercise, How To Heal Your Joints With Celadrin, and What Is The Best Temperature For Hydrotherapy? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, or call 1-877-209-9439. News Flashes [00:08:20] Yet another fasting study suggests it's not about the calorie restriction, but rather just the long periods of time without shoving food into your gaping maw. A ketogenic diet with adequate calories isn't necessarily going to *add* slabs of muscle to your body, but you can at least *maintain* muscle WHILE decreasing body fat %. Appears it's not glycogen depletion that makes a ketogenic diet reduce power production, but rather the acid ketones produce (meaning supplements like beta-alanine or sodium bicarbonate good choices for power keto athletes). You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on,,,, and Google+. Special Announcements [00:27:35] This podcast is brought to you by: -Halo - The Halo headset applies electrical stimulation to the brain's motor cortex to induce a temporary state of hyperlearning. Get this truly innovative product for just $475 - that's $275 off the retail price at -Onnit - Go to and save 10% on your awesome health and wellness purchase. The discount is built into the link. -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories about his morning, day and evening routine!  Ben's Adventures: AUGUST - August 17 - 19, 2018: Colorado Rockies Ultra Beast and Sprint Weekend, Breckenridge, Colorado. The mountain is calling! This is an extra-special Spartan race. Team members of my company, Kion, and I are competing together in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Experience the immense beauty of Colorado while conquering climbs, crawls, carries and traverses. See you there! FUTURE - October 14-16, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference features a series of talks by leaders across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to invigorate your curiosity about health and amplify your life journey. Registration is now open, secure your spot here. - October 11 - 14, 2018: 2018 RUNGA California Immersion Retreat. Runga is going to Napa! Join me, my wife, Jessa, Joe DiStefano and a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals for a weekend-long getaway. We've rented a beautiful mansion located in one of the most iconic countrysides in America- Napa Valley. We've thought of everything that you could possibly need to gently "press the reboot button" on your body and completely tune in to your heart, mind, body, strength, and spirit. Join the waitlist! - December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You're invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I'll be there, too. Join the waitlist here. - June 23 to July 7, 2019: Swiss Retreat and Liver Detox, Swiss Alps, Switzerland.  Join me for an immersive health retreat on the Swiss Alps in 2019.  Just click here to know more or reserve your spot now. -View the Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Calendar Here Giveaways & Goodies [01:10:50] -Click here to get your own gift pack, handpicked by Ben and chock full of $300 worth of biohacks, supplements, books and more. All at 50% discount! -Grab your Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. -And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. Why Your Muscles Shake When You Exercise [00:35:10] Garett says: My question relates to whenever I do strength or resistance training my muscles tend to tremble and shake. And this has been happening since high school and I am 31 now. When it happens my friends tend to joke that I am trying to out lift my potential or that I am too weak to lift the weights at hand (which is not the case). I have read that it could be from dehydration but I drink a ton of water. Do you have any idea what might be causing this or a supplement that might help temper it, I would love to know. In my response, I recommend: -Kion amino acids -Creatine monohydrate -My Eat Yourself Smart article -HALO headset -Superessentials How To Heal Your Joints With Celadrin [00:52:58] Will says: What do you think of the supplement Celadrin. It contains something called esterified fatty acid carbons. Supposedly it is good for joints and tendons. I didn't have much of an idea what this means. I know certain fatty acids (like MCT oils and the like) are good for you but  I wasn't sure about these ones. Can you help us out? In my response, I recommend: -Celadrin on Amazon -Kion Flex -Superessentials fish oil -The olive oil club Ben is a member of What Is The Best Temperature For Hydrotherapy [00:59:10] Sheridan says: I was wondering what temperature you keep your hot tub at when you are doing your heat therapy. Is hotter better? Is there a sweet spot temperature wise or does it depend on what result you are after? In my response, I recommend: -My article on sauna science  
01:14:48 8/1/2018
It's no secret that I inject myself with nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). It's a bit spendy and a bit uncomfortable, but I do it. Nonetheless, some claim it's not necessary and that one can get all the NAD they need from supplementation. One such supplement that seems to be the current darling of the anti-aging industry is nicotinamide riboside (NR), and find out a bit more about it, I managed to get the discoverer of this "vitamin" on the show. His name is Dr. Charles Brenner. Dr. Brenner is the discoverer of nicotinamide riboside (NR) as a vitamin and a leading expert on NAD, which he calls "the central regulator of metabolism". Originally from Boston, he is a 1983 graduate of Wesleyan University, who worked in biotech for 5 years before conducting his PhD research in Cancer Biology in the Biochemistry Department of Stanford University. He subsequently performed his post-doctoral fellowship at Brandeis University before launching his independent career at Thomas Jefferson University. He moved to Dartmouth College in 2003, where he made the seminal discovery of the NR kinase pathway to NAD, and he was recruited to the University of Iowa in 2009 as the Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry. Dr. Brenner has been funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the March of Dimes, the Beckman Foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Trust, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, the Roy J. Carver Trust, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, and has won a number of awards for his research and contributions to innovative education. For example, thanks to technologies that Dr. Brenner developed, it is now possible to determine how any disease or condition interacts the NAD metabolome, which is the set of genes and small molecules that comprise the NAD ecosystem. Dr. Brenner is a founding member of the ChromaDex Scientific Advisory Board and serves as their Chief Scientific Advisor. Since conducting the first clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside in healthy adults, he has continued to conduct research on mechanisms by which NR boosts metabolism and protects against diseases and conditions of metabolic stress in animals and to participate in the safe and evidence-based clinical development of NR. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Dr. Brenner enhances his own longevity and anti-aging protocol...8:45 -Why it's best to take NR supplements twice per day...11:00 -The seven specific ways that NAD can get damaged...17:30 -How you can test your own levels of NAD...32:30 -How Dr. Brenner discovered NR as a unique, new vitamin...37:15 -Why niacin in different than NR, and why niacin is not a good way to boost NAD...42:30 -The diseases and conditions that benefit from boosting NAD...48:00 -The connection between NAD, longevity and anti-aging...53:30 -Specific foods that you can eat to increase your NAD availability...1:03:15 -Dr. Brenner's opinion on intravenous NAD and injectable NAD...1:10:15 -Whether TruNiagen is different than any other forms of NR...1:19:30 -And much more! Episode Sponsors -Thrive Market  Get $60 in free groceries + free shipping when you order using my special link! -Kion Coffee  Did you know that only 3% of coffee brands are certified organic? Count Kion Coffee among that elite group, and it tastes amazing too! -Trusii Hydrogen Infused Water Get 30% off your order using promo code "ben" and get an additional 10% off any subscription order. -Organifi Green Juice Use promo code "greenfield" and receive 20% off your order. Resources from this episode: -TruNiagen -My podcast with the NAD injection clinic -New study: A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside in obese men: safety, insulin-sensitivity, and lipid-mobilizing effects -ChromaDex: Response To The Claim Niagen Is Just 'Expensive Vitamin B3' -Dr. Craig Koniver's response when I asked him about NAD IV absorption was to send me this fascinating pdf presentation. -A portion of Tom Ingoglia of the NAD injection clinic's reply to me was as follows: "There is a connexin that shows it (NAD) is crossing in fibroblasts. I want to say that it is connexin 43. There is a membrane channel for NMN too...NR has been around for 5 years. NAD IV has been around for 50..." Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Brenner or me, or about NAD or NR in general? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
01:22:07 7/27/2018
I recently spent an entire month in Estonia. It's a small country near the border of Finland and was the site of the 2018 Mind Valley University. I was fortunate to be invited as a Key Teacher at the month-long event and I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with Vishen Lakhiani. Vishen had a few questions for me, and I was also able to answer a few questions from the audience. You can watch the whole interview and check out Mind Valley U here. In my chat with Vishen, you'll discover: -How the remedies to many common maladies are right in front of us in nature if we just know how and where to look... 7:00 -How you can "hack" your environment to mimic that of our ancestors, even if you're relegated to sitting in front of a computer screen all day... 9:30 -The research that shows how much exercise is "too much" for your own situation... 17:00 -What is my favorite "health hack?"... 24:00 -My thoughts on getting the best night of sleep possible... 29:00 -What are my thoughts on "nutrigenomics"?... 42:15 -The one change I made that took 17 years off my biological age... 47:45 -My best advice on how to look good in the buff... 59:30 -And MUCH more! Episode Sponsors: -Omax. Try a box on the house using my special link! -The Thorne Line of Products exclusively at my company Kion. -Gluten Guardian Get 10% off your order using promo code  "greenfield". -Health IQ Save between 4-33% on your health insurance policy for living a healthy lifestyle. Resources from this episode: -Willpower Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy Have a question about anything I talked about in my interview with Vishen? Leave a comment below and I'll get back to you ASAP!
01:07:33 7/25/2018
For the millions, including me, that have had to deal with bloating and abdominal discomfort alone or accompanied by constipation, diarrhea or both, life can get pretty miserable. New research shows that the problems start with methane producing bacteria. Left untreated, these out-of-place bacteria feed off the foods you eat and create methane gas that leaves you bloated and uncomfortable. Dr. Ken Brown, today's guest, is an expert at how to permanently fix this issue. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical School, and completed his fellowship in gastroenterology in San Antonio, Texas.  He is a board certified gastroenterologist and has been in practice for over 15 years with a clinical focus on inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Brown declares that his mission is to bridge the gap between medical and natural science. For over a decade he has been conducting clinical research for various pharmacologic companies. Dr. Brown recognized an unmet need for something natural that could help his IBS patients find real relief.  After developing the only all-natural, clinically proven answer for IBS and bloating for over 6 years, ATRANTIL (ahh-tron-teel) launched in the summer of 2015.  Dr. Brown developed Atrantil to help those suffering from the symptoms of IBS which we now know are caused by bacterial overgrowth. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why bloating occurs in the first place...10:00 -The very best test to determine the source of your bloating...18:00 -The mechanism by which polyphenol would get rid of bloating, and the fascinating action of "postbiotics"...24:00 -The South American herb "Quebracho", and how it can disrupt hydrogen production and kill archaebacteria in the gut...42:00 -How horse chestnut and peppermint work together to get rid of bloating and gas, and also to heal the gut...47:30 -Whether the three ingredients in Atrantil have been studied for efficacy in the gut...52:00 -The best way for people to get Atrantil, how long to take it, and after every meal...1:03:45 -And much more! Episode Sponsors: -Daily Harvest Get 3 cups for FREE using promo code "ben". -Gainswave and FemiWave. For increased vitality in your sexual health. Get 30% off your first treatment using my links! -Kion Serum Anti-Aging serum. -Blue Apron Prepared Meals. The leading meal delivery service in the U.S. Use my link and get $30 off your first order! Resources from this episode: -Get Atrantil here - enter code "BEN" at checkout for 15% off of your purchase -Viome microbiome test -The FODMAP diet -CBD Oil  -My podcast on "Restore" with Dr. Zach Bush Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Brown or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!
01:09:46 7/20/2018
My guest today is Dr. Stephen Cabral, a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute and author of the new book "The Rain Barrel Effect: How a 6,000 Year Old Secret Holds the Answer to Getting Well, Losing Weight, and Feeling Alive Again!". At 17 years old, Stephen Cabral was diagnosed with a life-altering illness and given no hope for recovery. For many years, he suffered endlessly, day after day after day. It was only after Stephen traveled all over the world and discovered how to combine ancient Ayurvedic healing practices with state-of-the-art Naturopathic & Functional Medicine did he understand how to fully rebalance the body and re-energize it with life. Dr. Cabral and his team have completed over 250,000 client appointments in their online and in-person practice in Boston, MA. He uses Functional Medicine lab testing and Personalized Wellness Plans to help people rebalance their mind and body to recover from auto-immune, thyroid, fatigue, hormone, weight gain, digestive, childhood, mood, skin, and dozens of other hard to treat health conditions. Within the The Rain Barrel Effect, it turns out the answer is simpler than we think and it lies in the oldest form of medicine in the world. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Stephen discovered the Rainbarrel Effect after suffering a debilitating illness at age 17... 7:45 -The 6,000 year old tradition of the five treatments of Pancha Karma that Stephen discovered... 19:00 -The diet of mung beans and ghee that can be used to enhance detoxification... 25:30 -Why Stephen has patients purge by "throwing up" following a concoction of salt water and milk intake... 32:00 -How to use a "Swedana" steam bath to induce detoxification... 41:00 -The fascinating history of heat therapy and sauna... 45:30 -The "modern" Pancha Karma 1-2-3 detox protocol Dr. Cabral has developed... 52:00 -Why you should lie on your right side during a coffee enema... 58:00 -And much more! Episode Sponsors: -Kion Coffee Hands down, the healthiest, best tasting cup of coffee you've ever had. -Atantril  Use promo code "ben" and receive 15% off your order! -Organifi Try their "Golden Milk." Use promo code "greenfield" to get 20% off your order! -Onnit Elk protein bars. Also has bison and bacon. Save 10% off your order using my special link! Resources from this episode: -The Rain Barrel Effect: How a 6,000-Year-Old Secret Holds the Answer to Getting Well, Losing Weight, and Feeling Alive Again! -Organic Triphala herbs for inducing bowel movement -Swedana steam bath therapy on Amazon -Jumpsport mini trampoline -Dry skin brush -Organic Banyan Botanicals sesame oil -Stainless steel coffee enema kit -Balloon Intranasal Adjustment -Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies -Eliminating Environmental Toxins Through Panchakarma Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Stephen or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!
01:07:28 7/18/2018

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