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Ben Greenfield Fitness

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Rank #3 in Fitness category

Education
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Fitness
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Free fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, anti-aging and cutting-edge health advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Tune in to the latest research, interviews with exercise, diet and medical professionals, and an entertaining mash-up of ancestral wisdom and modern science, along with Q&A's and mind-body-spirit optimizing content from America's top personal trainer.

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Free fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, anti-aging and cutting-edge health advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Tune in to the latest research, interviews with exercise, diet and medical professionals, and an entertaining mash-up of ancestral wisdom and modern science, along with Q&A's and mind-body-spirit optimizing content from America's top personal trainer.

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So insightful

By Brooke Kelsey - May 30 2020
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One of my favorite podcasts. So insightful

Incredible show!

By Steve4235 - May 02 2020
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Health hero! Well done Ben

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3594 Ratings
Average Ratings
3076
208
95
81
134

So insightful

By Brooke Kelsey - May 30 2020
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One of my favorite podcasts. So insightful

Incredible show!

By Steve4235 - May 02 2020
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Health hero! Well done Ben
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Ben Greenfield Fitness

Latest release on Aug 01, 2020

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Free fitness, nutrition, biohacking, fat loss, anti-aging and cutting-edge health advice from BenGreenfieldFitness.com! Tune in to the latest research, interviews with exercise, diet and medical professionals, and an entertaining mash-up of ancestral wisdom and modern science, along with Q&A's and mind-body-spirit optimizing content from America's top personal trainer.

Rank #1: The Science of Reading People, Captivating A Conversation, Interpreting Body Language, Decoding Facial Expressions & Much More!

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/captivate When I was attending University of Idaho, my roommate was one of the top vacuum cleaner salesman in the world. Believe it or not I've actually had him on the podcast in a separate episode which you can I remember being fascinated with this guy's personal library. It was chock-full of books about reading body language, how to tell if people were lying to you, how to tell if people were attracted to you, how to negotiate, how to argue, and how to successfully enchant people and engage in social situations. So I read just about every book in his library and became incredibly interested in the science of human body language and human emotions. However, for the past several years I really haven't delved into much of the science behind understanding human connections and human interactions until my interest was recently re-sparked when reading a fascinating new book called  As I usually do when I find a book incredibly intriguing, I folded over an enormous number of pages and hunted down the author to interview her for today's podcast. If you ever feel awkward at networking events, wonder what your date really thinks of you, wish you could decode people, or want to learn more about the science of people, this episode is for you. As a human behavior hacker, my guest on today's podcast - Vanessa Van Edwards - created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s definitely cracked the code. In her new book , she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on how to captivate anyone - and a completely new approach to building connections.   Just like knowing the formulas to use in a chemistry lab, or the right programming language to build an app, Captivate provides simple ways to solve people problems. You learn, for example… -How to work a room: Every party, networking event, and social situation has a predictable map. Discover the sweet spot for making the most connections. -How to read faces: It’s easier than you think to speed-read facial expressions and use them to predict people’s emotions. -How to talk to anyone: Every conversation can be memorable—once you learn how certain words generate the pleasure hormone dopamine in listeners. When you understand the laws of human behavior, your influence, impact, and income will increase significantly. What’s more, you will improve your interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation - negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You’ll never interact the same way again. Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at , a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Her latest book, Captivate, was chosen as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. During my discussion with Vanessa, you'll discover: -How we can "smell" fear in people, why women on birth control pills may choose the wrong mate, and how our level of hormones can actually change our facial structure and compatibility with other people...[9:35] -What a "PQ score" is and why it is so relevant to success...[14:27] -The biggest mistake most people make at social events, and where successful "hyper-networkers" stand...[17:50] -What you can learn from the most successful TED Talks based on the same three things that every TED presenter does...[23:20] -The "trust hormone" that Ben injected for several weeks that can also be released via eye contacts and handshakes...[26:35] -Why Vanessa took a 7 day vow of silence, and the shocking lessons she learned by "not talking"...[37:15] -One of the best hacks you can use to sync your brain to someone else you are talking to...[43:50] -What is the process Vanessa describes in her book called "the nut job"? [49:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: Show Sponsors: -Onnit - Go to and save 10% on your purchase. -Four Sigmatic - Go to and use code code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Organifi - Go to Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Vanessa or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!

Sep 23 2017

55mins

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Rank #2: The Kratom User's Guide: What Is Kratom, How Do You Use It & The Truth Behind This Controversial Natural Herb.

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/chrisbell From relaxation, to quelling appetite, to killing pain, I've recently been using an herb called "" (ever since I injured my back several months ago and I needed something other than an opioid based painkiller to stop the discomfort and allow me to sleep and engage in my normal day-to-day function). When I first used Kratom, I felt the effects within minutes - and also experienced a pleasant euphoria, and even a drop in appetite, with none of the side effects of a painkiller and none of the psychosis of something like marijuana. Advocates say the herb kratom offers relief from pain, depression, and anxiety. Scientists say it may hold the key to treating chronic pain and may even be a tool to combat addiction to opioid medications. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is now trying to ban this potent herb, citing an “imminent hazard to public safety.” So is kratom safe? Addictive? How do you use it? What are the different strains? What else can kratom be used for? In today's podcast with Chris Bell, you'll discover the answers to all these questions and much more. This is a must listen, in my opinion, especially since President Trump just declared the opioid crisis in America a "national emergency". Chris "Boar" Bell is an American director, producer and writer, known for his documentaries and  and . He is the brother of Mark Bell and Mike Bell, both of whom were featured in Bigger, Stronger, Faster. In 1997, Bell obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Film Production from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in California, where founded his film production company Bigger Stronger Faster Inc, which is devoted to producing educational documentaries, films, and TV shows... ...Chris also happens to be an expert in all things kratom, and even claims that kratom is "the cure for the opioid epidemic". During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Chris went from being in intense pain 24-7 to nearly destroying his stomach with ibuprofen and advil to being completely addicted to opioid based painkillers...[8:55] -How Chris originally discovered kratom...[20:50] -What kratom is and where it comes from...[23:45 & 25:00] -How you feel when you take kratom...[26:05] -The difference between the different kratom strains, like red, white and green...[27:25] -Whether kratom is safe on the organs...[31:15] -Where Ben and Chris get their kratom...[38:20 & 40:45] -Whether kratom is addictive or habit-forming...[42:15] -If kratom is banned by WADA or USADA...[47:10] -Whether kratom can be combined with anything to enhance its effects...[50:50, 52:50 & 54:00] -How long kratom takes to "hit your system" and how long it lasts...[59:25] -The new kratom documentary Chris is working on...[60:30] -And much more... Resources from this episode:  (use 5% discount "c513g2") - (use code BEN10 for 10% discount) - Show Sponsors: -Rover - The nation's largest network of 5-star pet-sitters. Go to and use promo code "BEN" to get $25 off. -Kettle & Fire - Go to and get 20% off your order or chicken broth! -Organifi - Go to Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Podchaser - Want to help me make this podcast even bigger? For the next week or so, you can visit the site and leave ratings and reviews for episodes you want to see commemorated. To keep it simple — 1. Head to   2. Log into Podchaser. New user? If so, enter “Patreon” to get FREE access. 3. Rate and review your favorite episodes! Don’t forget to log in and vote. Thanks in advance for your support! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Chris or me? Leave your comments at  and one of us will reply!

Aug 16 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: The Complete Guide to Fasting: How To Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

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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 , 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: - - Show Sponsors: 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 and use my special gift card code BEN10 to get 10% off your . Code valid through Aug 31, 2017. Hello Fresh - For $30 off your first week of deliveries, visit 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 . Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Jason or me? Leave your comments at  and one of us will reply!

Jun 10 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: The Ultimate Guide To Quelling Inflammation: Why Your Curcumin May Not Work, Surprising Effects Of Ginger Oil, Vegan Fish Oil Options & Much More!

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/inflammation Thomas DeLauer is one of the leading experts in the world of chronic inflammation as well as the response of the human body to a low-carb diet. He is noted for his personal transformation from a 280-pound overweight corporate executive to not only being on the cover of health and fitness magazines worldwide but pioneering some of the mainstream awareness of auto-immune diseases and inflammation in general! Thomas been highlighted in over 20 magazines showcasing his transformation and has been featured worldwide on the cover of Ironman Magazine, Muscle and Performance Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, ICON Magazine, Platform Magazine and Ironman Japan. His background is in Sports Psychology, although it is this passion for psychology coupled with a career in healthcare as a physician recruiter and owner of an ancillary lab services company that sparked his love for nutritional science and what makes the body tick. He is currently working on a project in the 2nd phase of trials with Doctors at UCLA to identify a strain of bacteria that may help modulate inflammation within the body. It is partially due to his involvement in this study that he has developed such an interest in the world of cellular inflammation in the first place. Residing near Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, three dogs, two horses, and soon to be first son. Thomas promotes a lifestyle of living as close to the earth as possible to obtain the best possible results while still achieving maximum performance in very possible area of life. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The top nutrients Thomas plans on feeding his newborn son to enhance his health...[10:00] -The tactics Tom used to go "from a 280-pound overweight corporate executive to not only being on the cover of health and fitness magazines"...[13:10] -The intriguing connection between an inability to lose fat and the presence of inflammation...[18:00] -How a special form of lactobacillus 456 can colonize the gut and cause a quelling of inflammation and enhanced fat loss...[22:15] -Whether you would want to combine a ketone such as beta-hydroxy-butyrate with glucose and when that would be a problem...[34:12] -Why Thomas believes curcumin should not be combined with black pepper, and better ways to improve absorption of curcumin...[40:45 & 43:45] -Why excess iron is a big problem for your gut, and how to get rid of it using something called "lactoferrin"...[53:10] -The single herbal extract that Thomas considers to fly under the radar but that has an extremely powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect...[60:23] -The answer to the "million dollar" question on when you wouldn't want to quell inflammation...[65:30] -And much more... Resources from this episode: - - - - - - - Show Sponsors: -Quip - Go to to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush. -Human Charger - Go to and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -Organifi - Go to and use discount code BEN for 20% anything else! -HealthGains - Text the word "GREENFIELD" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Thomas or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Nov 30 2017

1hr 18mins

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Rank #5: The Plant Paradox: Are Lectins *Really* That Harmful Or Is Dr. Steven Gundry Wrong?

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gundry Grains of all kinds, especially whole grain wheat. Corn. Tomatoes. Potatoes. Beans and legumes, particularly soy. Just about all nuts, especially cashews and peanuts. Zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant and pickles. And yes, even our dear friend the avocado. Each of these foods has one thing in common - a food component that today's podcast guest, , claims may responsible for some of the world's most pressing health issues, from obesity to heart disease. In Dr. Gundry's new book , he highlights exactly what that foood component is. Dr. Gundry is a renowned cardiologist, New York Times best-selling author and medical researcher. During his 40-year career in medicine, he has performed over 10,000 heart surgeries and developed multiple life-saving medical technologies, including patenting nine cardiac surgery devices. He is a cum laude graduate of Yale University with special honors in Human Biological and Social Evolution. After graduating Alpha Omega Alpha from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Dr. Gundry completed residencies in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan and served as a Clinical Associate at the National Institutes of Health. There, he invented devices that reverse the cell death seen in acute heart attacks; variations of these devices subsequently became the Gundry™ Retrograde Cardioplegia Cannula. It has become the world’s most widely used device of its kind to protect the heart from damage during open-heart surgery. After completing a fellowship in congenital heart surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, in London, Dr. Gundry was recruited as Professor and Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. There, he and his partner, Leonard Bailey, pioneered infant and pediatric heart transplantation. Together, they have performed more such transplants than any other surgeons in the world. During his tenure at Loma Linda, Dr. Gundry pioneered the field of xenotransplantation, the study of how the genes of one species react to the transplanted heart of a foreign species. He was one of the original twenty investigators of the first FDA-approved implantable left ventricular assist device (a kind of artificial heart). Dr. Gundry is also the inventor of the Gundry Ministernomy, the widely used minimally invasive approach to aortic- or mitral-valve repair, the Gundry Lateral Tunnel, a “living” tissue that can rebuild parts of the heart in children with severe congenital heart malformations; and the Skoosh™ venous cannula, the most widely used cannula in minimally invasive heart operations. One of the fathers of robotic surgery, as a consultant to Computer Motion (now Intuitive Surgical), Dr. Gundry received early FDA approval to use robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery for coronary artery-bypass and mitral-valve operations. He holds patents on devices for connecting blood vessels and coronary artery bypasses without sutures, as well as for repairing the mitral valve without the need for sutures or a heart-lung machine. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASIAO), and was a founding board member and treasurer of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS). He recently completed two successive elected terms as President of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, Desert Division. Dr. Gundry has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American Surgical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of numerous other surgical and medical societies. He is also the author of more than three hundred articles, chapters, and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals on surgical, immunology, genetic, nutrition, and lipid investigations. He has operated in more than thirty countries, including charitable missions to China, India, and Zimbabwe. Inspired by the stunning reversal of coronary artery disease in an “inoperable” patient, using a combination of dietary changes and nutriceutical supplements, in 2001, Dr. Gundry changed the path of his career. An obese, chronic “diet” failure himself, he adapted his undergraduate Yale University thesis to design a diet based on evolutionary genetic coding, which enabled him to reverse his own medical problems. In the process, he effortlessly lost 70 pounds. The equally astonishing results from following what he came to call Diet Evolution in several of his staff led Dr. Gundry to accept a position in Palm Springs where he could devote his efforts to disease reversal. No longer satisfied with repairing the damage of chronic diseases, since 2002, Dr. Gundry founded and has served as Medical Director of The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, which serves patients referred from across the nation. He is also Founder and Director of The Center for Restorative Medicine, part of the Institute. Its mission is to prevent and reverse the chronic diseases of “ageing” with diet and nutriceutical interventions, using surgical intervention for heart and vascular disease as a last resort. During today's discussion with Dr. Gundry, you'll discover: -What exactly a lectin is, and why plants have them...[6:56] -What happens to the gut upon consumption of lectins, and whether there's any research behind it...[9:25 ] -The common (and uncommon) sources of lectins that most people eat...[20:35] -How a lectin is different than gluten...[21:35 & 30:10] -Whether our ancestors ate plants and lectins...[31:10 & 44:50] -Why Steven is such a fan of eating fruit that’s in season, or fruit that is unripened...[36:45] -Why Steven thinks it is that so many of the Blue Zones in Dan Buettner's longevity book had a propensity for eating legumes, yet still lived long...[48:45] -Simple hacks you can use to reduce lectins in common foods like tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, apple, rice, etc...[39:55, 43:25 & 55:50] -And much more! Resources from this episode: Show Sponsors: -Atrantil -  Go to and use the code Ben for 15% off. -Rover - The nation's largest network of 5-star pet-sitters. Go to and use promo code "BEN" to get $25 off. -HealthIQ - To learn more about life insurance for physically active people and get a free quote, go to . -Qualia - Go to  to fine tune your brain for cognitive fitness. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Gundry or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!

Sep 02 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: Insider Secrets To Multi-Day Fasting, What Kind Of Fasting Burns The Most Fat, Boosting Your Own Stem Cells, Diet Variation, Feast-Famine Cycles & More With Dr. Dan Pompa.

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Dr. Dan Pompa is one of my favorite guys to hang with. Hailing from Park City, Utah, he is considered to be an icon in the alternative health and wellness industry, traveling across the country educating practitioners, chiropractic docs and the general 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's especially smart and well-educated when it comes to fasting, ketosis and detoxification: three topics we tackle on today's show (Pompa was also a guest on ). 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. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What Dan experienced after the exosome and stem cell treatment in Park City, Utah...11:00 -Dan's best tips for achieving a multi-day fast, and why he fasted for six days prior to his own stem cell injections...14:15 -Which supplements to take while fasting...17:00 -What kind of water to drink while you are fasting, and why dry-fasting burns more fat...34:00 -The best way to filter the water in your house...39:00 -The insider deep dive into diet variation and the "feast/famine" cycle...44:00 -How to follow the 5-1-1 rule for knowing which days to eat carbs, which days to eat fat and which days to fast...59:30 -Why you shouldn't follow a ketogenic diet year round...1:12:15 -Why Dan's children fast and how he gets kids to fast (his son fasted for 12 days)...1:15:00 -The fasting challenge with 100,000 people that Dan will be overseeing in October...1:22:30 -And much more! Resources from this episode: - - - use code BG50 at checkout - - - -   - - -  -  -  - - use code BEN10 for 10% discount - - - Episode Sponsors: Happy 4th of July, all you Americans! To celebrate, we're taking 20% off every item in the Get Kion online store! To claim your discount, visit  and use discount code "july20"         ___ In addition to their rock-bottom prices, they're offering you $60 worth of organic groceries, plus free shipping, AND a 30 day trial to the Thrive Market membership. Just visit .     ___ - The purest Omega 3 supplement on the market. Get a box of Omax 3 Ultra Pure for FREE! *Some terms and conditions apply.         ___ Get 20% off Organifi Gold or Organifi Red - or a Green Juice if you prefer.               ___ Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dan or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/feastfamine and one of us will reply!

Jun 30 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #7: Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You Fat, Sick, and Infertile.

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/estrogen I thought I really knew everything there was to know about estrogen exposure until I read the new book written by Anthony Jay, today's podcast guest and the author of  In it, he delves into everything from cannabis to lavender to licorice... ...to genetic triggers that can cause a parent's choices to make a child fat or have higher risk of breast cancer... ...to hidden estrogen sources that food and cosmetic manufacturers can legally hide from us... ...and much more. Who is Anthony Jay? Anthony grew up in rural Minnesota.He went to college at Ave Maria University, Florida, and earned a B.A. with a double major in Biology and Theology and a double minor in Chemistry and Classics. It was in college where he began researching inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and where he also acquired a unique reputation as the founder of the University Shark Fishing Club. After college, Dr. Jay began working in an Alzheimer’s disease lab in Boston for the U.S. Veteran’s Affairs. Next, Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, researching different types of fats and cholesterol. Today, Dr. Jay continues to lead the “AJ Consulting Company”, which he founded in 2010, where he predominantly analyzes DNA for high performing individuals. In addition, Dr. Jay is the President of the “International Medical Research Collaborative”, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that trains and educates medical students and doctors from around the globe within American hospitals and labs. Working within the medical and research systems, Dr. Jay has become disenchanted with many aspects of the “conventional” medical and research culture in America and has become vocal about these problems and passionate about strategies for mental and physical health optimization and disease prevention.Dr. Jay is also an expert on artificial estrogen chemicals and recently published Estrogeneration: How Estrogenics Are Making You, Fat, Sick, and Infertile. Dr. Jay has other upcoming books as part of this book series called “Chagrin & Tonic” and a YouTube channel under that name, all focused on simplifying important scientific ideas During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Anthony is concerned about two things I use before I go to bed at night (lavender and cannabis)...[6:10 & 10:18] -Whether licorice can increase estrogen or decrease testosterone...[14:35] -Which types of plants are the most estrogenic, and whether  those plants be processed in such a manner such as fermentation, that decreases the estrogens...[17:40 & 22:15] -The little known estrogenic fungus ZEA and why Anthony talks about it in his book...[30:20] -Why you need to be careful with any soap that creates high amounts of "suds"...[39:50] -How a plastic can be BPA free but still be estrogenic...[42:40] -What the chemical atrazine has to do with turning male frogs into female "princesses"...[46:20] -How infertility and obesity issues caused by estrogens can actually be passed on to future generations...[53:15] -Anthony's top strategies to detox ourselves from estrogens, and how long it takes...[57:10] -And much more... Resources from this episode: - - - -Ben's podcast about - - Show Sponsors: -Me Undies - To get your 20% off, Free Shipping AND their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and get the best and softest underwear you will ever own, go to: -Organifi - Go to and use discount code BEN for 20% off your Green Juice order. You can also use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order! -Quip - Go to to get your first refill pack FREE with purchasing a Quip electric toothbrush. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Anthony or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!

Oct 21 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #8: How Testosterone & Hormone Injections Work (Along With Growth Hormone, Peptides, SARMs, PRP & Much More!)

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gainswave In the podcast "" I interviewed Dr. Richard Gaines about how he uses something called "Acoustic Sound Wave Therapy" in both men and women to enhance orgasms, libido, blood flow, size, sexual pleasure and much more. But Dr. Gaines specializes in much more than simply sound wave therapy, and in today's show, I invite him back to talk about testosterone injections, growth hormones, PRP, SARMs, anti-aging and beyond. If you've ever wondered how one uses injections and needles to build muscle, lose fat, defy aging or enhance sexual performance, this episode is a must-listen. Richard Gaines, MD, FAARM, ABAARM, is a leading practitioner of the rapidly evolving science of physician-guided age management. Since 1993 he has been administering hormone therapy and sexual wellness treatments, which have helped hundreds of men regain their self-confidence and live longer healthier lives! Dr. Gaines graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1981, and subsequently obtained his Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. In 2005 Dr. Gaines founded HealthGAINS, an anti-aging medical practice, where he resolved to find a new approach to ageing well, particularly for men struggling with age-related sexual performance issues. Today, Dr. Gaines has published 3 books, including one specifically on erectile dysfunction. He remains at the forefront of creating innovative sexual wellness treatments, including the development of his revolutionary new treatment protocol for erectile dysfunction, GAINSWave™. Dr. Gaines understands how sexual performance can affect your self-esteem, and can impact every aspect of your relationships. Over the years he has helped thousands of men enjoy a happy and healthy sex life with his breakthrough sexual wellness treatments. Looking forward, his goal is to have men develop a deeper understanding of how and why their ability to perform changes with age. Additionally he aims to expose the many myths and misconceptions that there are about sexual wellness, and continue to lead the way in developing treatments, such as the GAINSWave™, that treat the root causes of ED and other age-related sexual issues. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The fascinating story of how growth hormone is made by bacteria in a laboratory setting...[14:20] -The difference between sermorelin (Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone) and actual growth hormone...[16:30] -What the "sweet spot" value is for levels of Insulin Like Growth Factor is (and why there actually isn't an association between high IGF-1 and cancer!)...[23:15 & 24:36] -Whether hormone therapy is "safe" and whether it shuts down the body's own natural production...[28:00] -Why Dr. Gaines recommends taking one type of growth hormone in the morning and a different type of growth hormone in the evening...[32:00] -How to keep your "balls from shrinking" when using testosterone...[39:45] -When somebody takes a testosterone injection, whether they should only inject testosterone, or take other things at the same time...[44:10] -What Dr. Gaines thinks about alternatives to testosterone injections, such as one popular supplement of late called "SARMs"...[44:30] -The "P-shot" and "O-shot" that Dr. Gaines administers in his clinic, and how they work for enhancing sexual performance...[49:25] -And much more! Resources from this episode: – (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.) -Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $150 voucher toward your first GAINSWave treatment at any of the 80 participating physicians nationwide. -. Show Sponsors -biOptimizers – 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 to automatically get 10% off your order. -Four Sigmatic - Try out the Reishi Elixer for extreme relaxation without any grogginess. Use promo code BENGREENFIELD at  to get 15% off your order. -Organifi – Go to Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Casper Mattresses: Get $50 toward any mattress purchase by visiting and using promo code BEN. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Gaines or me? Leave your comments at BenGreenfieldFitness.com and one of us will reply!

Jul 19 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: Why A High-Fat, Ketogenic Diet Chock Full Of Saturated Fat, Coconut Oil & Butter Could Be Destroying Your Brain (& What To Do About It).

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Several months ago, in , I commented about the book ", and said:  "I’ve just finished reading an advance copy of this book, written by my friend and former podcast guest, . At first, I figured it would be another “eggs, walnut and fish make you smarter” type of book, but instead, this manuscript took a deep, deep dive into specific genes that affect intelligence and how to pair them with food, mouthwatering recipes for everything from liver to avocado-salmon bowls, and some very good, step-by-step tips for optimizing your personal environment to enhance your cognition. It is a must read, with many pages folded over in my own copy." Max, a former podcast guest in the episode "" also created the documentary "". In the film, he explores the impact of our diets and lifestyles on brain health. Max is a also filmmaker, health and science journalist and author. He is the host of the podcast, The Genius Life. Lugavere has contributed to Medscape, Vice, Fast Company, CNN, and the Daily Beast, and appears regularly as a health and nutrition expert on the Dr. Oz Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and The Doctors. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why a decrease in walking speed and pattern, and forgetfulness of kitchen recipes in Max's mother inspired his latest book... -Why Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease drugs are so damaging... -The little-known but serious risks of MDMA and ecstasy... -Max's interesting perspective on dopamine and abstinence from hedonism... -Why Ben eats all the bones and cartilage and skin when he has chicken... -Why a specific population of Nigerians carry the genetic risk for Alzheimers but don't get Alzheimers... -The profound effect of ketones, fish oil and extra virgin olive oil on the brain... -How you can naturally increase blood glucose and ketones simultaneously... -The potential damage of using to much fish oil while excessively limiting omega 6 fatty acids consumption... -The actual percentage of saturated fats that you should eat... -When high HDL could be a bad thing... -Many people track blood glucose - but Max is a bigger fan of tracking Homa IR, and why that is... -A blood test that can predict Alzheimer's... -And much more... Resources from this episode: - - - - - - - - Episode Sponsors: - Stable energy, real food, no sugar crashes! Just a tasty punch of mouth-watering, chocolatey-salty-coconut goodness. - A better way to cook. Get your first 3 meals free using my link! - Get the Harry's trial set, a $13 value, for FREE when you use my link. - Use my link and get 30% off your order of the H2 tablets. And when you use code "ben" at checkout, you'll save an additional 10% off your entire order. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Max or me? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/geniusfoods and one of us will reply!

Sep 06 2018

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Rank #10: Your Pelvic Floor "Power Source": The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/powersource           I recently read a fascinating title by today's podcast guest—celebrity trainer and goop expert (whatever that means) Lauren Roxburgh—       The Power Source offers a deep understanding of how to cultivate this strength by following a holistic, multisensory program. Starting with the pelvic floor, Roxburgh focuses on the five power centers that can be harnessed throughout the body: Pelvic floor Deep core Upper core Heart and shoulders Head, neck, and jaw         During this discussion, you'll discover:           -What the pelvic floor is, and what impact it has on our bodies...9:00           -How the pelvic floor is related to epigenetic trauma...13:50         -What happens when we excessively clutch or tighten the pelvic floor...18:40         -Easy, at-home pelvic floor therapy...26:38         -Why a small squishy ball is vital to the health of the pelvic floor...35:24         -Why the gut is increasingly problematic in modern society...40:24         -The importance of the upper core...50:46         -How to carry that weight on your shoulders and stay connected to your pelvic floor...58:45         -The cranial sacral connection and the nervous system...1:04:36         Episode sponsors: Kion Coffee; Organifi Green Juice; Bioptimizers kApex; Vuori Clothing   bengreenfieldfitness.com/powersource

May 14 2020

1hr 20mins

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Rank #11: 376: Holiday Fat Loss Tips, The Best Way To Lose Belly Fat, Does Ketosis Increase Metabolic Rate, Fasted Morning Walks & More!

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Dec 7, 2017 Podcast: 376 - The Best Way To Lose Belly Fat, Does DIM Supplementation Help Fat Loss, Does Ketosis Increase Metabolic Rate, and What Kind Of Diet Works For APOE4? Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to ), use the Contact button on the , call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “” form at the bottom of this page. News Flashes: [3:05] You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on , , , and . Special Announcements: [20:40] This podcast is brought to you by: - -Quip -  Right now go to get to get your first refill pack FREE with a quip electric toothbrush. -Human Charger -  Visit and enter code BEN20 for 20% off. -Organifi -  Go to  to purchase GREEN JUICE use Discount code BEN or to buy  RED JUICE use discount code REDBEN to get 20% off your order! -Onnit -  Go to and save 10% on your purchase. The discount is built into the link. -, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. Ben's Adventures: -NEW! -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! -Dec 11-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. -March 2, 2018: Academy of Regenerative Practices Winter Conference & Scientific Seminar @ Weston, FL, USA. ! Giveaways & Goodies: -Grab your  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 - ! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: [26:50] As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by , the Podcast Sidekick. The Best Way To Lose Belly Fat Patrick says: What is the best way to lose belly fat? From about Jan until now I have lost about 15lbs but I can't get rid of the belly fat. I eat LCHF and it has helped but I can't seem to get rid of the last few pounds. I play hockey a few times a week and workout a few times a week and realize it is probably diet based. But are there some supplements I can take to help? In my response, I recommend: - - - (use code BEN15CFB for 15% off) Does DIM Supplementation Help Fat Loss? Gail wrote: Does DIM (diindolylmethane) help with fat loss? In my response, I recommend: - Does Ketosis Increase Metabolic Rate? Christian wrote: What are your thoughts on the and whether KETO has a metabolic advantage in the fat loss department. Thanks! In my response, I recommend: - What Kind Of Diet Works For APOE4? Terry wrote: Apo4 carriers supposedly cannot use fat efficiently in ketosis... thoughts, scientific evidence? In my response, I recommend: - Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!

Dec 07 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #12: What A Christian-Libertarian-Environmentalist-Capitalist-Lunatic-Farmer Can Teach You About How To Eat, How To Shop & How To Think About The Way We Farm & Feed The World.

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/pignessofpigs In today's podcast, I interview  - a self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer”. We discuss his new book  and much, much more. Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author. He raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Meat from the farm is sold by direct-marketing to consumers and restaurants. In high school, Salatin began his own business selling rabbits, eggs, butter and chicken from his family farm at the Staunton Curb Market. He then attended Bob Jones University where he majored in English and was a student leader. He graduated in 1979. Salatin married his childhood sweetheart in 1980 and became a feature writer at the Staunton, Virginia newspaper, The News Leader, where he had worked earlier typing obituaries and police reports. Tired of “having his stories spiked,” he decided to try farming full-time after first getting involved in a walnut-buying station run by two high school boys. Salatin’s grandfather had been an avid gardener and beekeeper and a follower of J. I. Rodale, the founder of regenerative organic gardening. Salatin’s father worked as an accountant and his mother taught high school physical education. Salatin’s parents had bought the land that became Polyface after losing a farm in Venezuela to political turmoil. They had raised cattle using organic methods, but could not make a living at farming alone. Salatin, a self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic-Farmer” produces high-quality “beyond organic” meats, which are raised using environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture. Jo Robinson, the author of Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products From Grass-Fed Animals (2004) said of Salatin, “He’s not going back to the old model. There’s nothing in county extension or old-fashioned ag science that really informs him. He is just looking totally afresh at how to maximize production in an integrated system on a holistic farm. He’s just totally innovative.” Salatin considers his farming a ministry, and he condemns the negative impact on his livelihood and lifestyle of what he considers an increasingly regulatory approach taken by the agencies of the United States government toward farming. Salatin now spends a hundred days a year lecturing at colleges and to environmental groups. And now from Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin is a new book - a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles: . This book is an important and thought-provoking explanation of how by simply appreciating the marvelous pigness of pigs, we are celebrating the Glory of God. As a man of deep faith and student of the Bible, and as a respected and successful ecological family farmer, Joel Salatin knows that God created heaven and earth and meant for all living organisms to be true to their nature and their endowed holy purpose. He intended for us to respect and care for His gift of creation, not to ravage and mistreat it for our own pleasure or wealth. The example that inspires the book's title explains what Salatin means: when huge corporate farms confine pigs in cramped and dark pens, inject them with antibiotics and feed them herbicide-saturated food simply to increase profits, they are not respecting them as a creation of God or allowing them to express even their most rudimentary uniqueness - that special role that is part of His design. Every living organism has a God-given uniqueness to its life that must be honored and respected, and too often that is not happening today. Salatin shows us the long overlooked ethics and instructions in the Bible for how to eat, how to shop, how to think about how we farm and feed the world. Through scripture and Biblical stories, he shows us why it's more vital than ever to look to the good book rather than corporate America when feeding the country and your family. Salatin makes a compelling case for Christian stewardship of the earth and how it relates to every action we take regarding our food. He also opens our eyes to a common misconception many Christians may have about environmentalism: it's not a bad thing, and definitely not just the province of secular liberals; it's really a very good thing, part of heeding God's Word. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Why Joel calls his new book the Marvelous Pigness of Pigs...[7:10] -How Christians abuse God's creation, and what's wrong with the average church potluck...[9:10] -Examples of how even the Bible is chock full of animal rights...[19:17] -Why Christians should be devoted to soil development...[22:00] -How a church and church property could be used to actually hydrate the landscape...[33:15] -How a church property could be used to provide food and water for the entire community...[40:05] -Why Joel believes that God would not want us to create GMO foods...[45:20] -What a beautiful, Christian farm and food system should look like...[55:08]  -What it looks like to be "farming with faith" vs. "farming with fear"...[60:50]  -And much more! Resources from this episode: Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. -ZipRecruiter - Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for FREE by visiting . -Blue Apron -  Check out this week’s menu and get your first THREE meals FREE—WITH FREE SHIPPING by going to Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Joel or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!

Oct 07 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #13: Maximize Oxygen Utilization Efficiency, Simulate High Altitude Training, Get The Cardiovascular Capacity of a Navy SEAL & More With "The Oxygen Advantage" Author Patrick McKeown.

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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 , to how to , to to to to the 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 ““. He came back again for "" Then there's my interview with freediving expert Ted Harty "" along with my performance breathing interview with Brian Mackenzie on "". Just a few months ago, I interviewed Dr. Belisa Vranich for the episode "" And then there's this 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 , 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. 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 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 "" - - - Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Patrick or me? Leave your comments at  and one of us will reply.

May 27 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: 16 Reasons You're Not Burning Fat (& How To Lose Weight The Right Way)

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Several months ago, I filled you in on "". But what you learned in that article only scratched the surface of the multiple mechanisms underlying why the human body can be resistant to fat loss, and how to achieve truly sustainable, long-lasting weight loss in a safe and efficient manner. So during today's solosode, you'll discover... -How fat actually gets burnt...6:20 Law of conservation of mass: Mass, in an isolated system, is neither created nor destroyed by chemical reactions or physical transformations Fat is primarily disposed of via the breath Calories, as well as excess carbs and proteins, are converted into triglycerides and stored in lipid droplets of adipocytes Excess dietary fat undergoes lipolysis, and then reesterification Triglycerides are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen Oxidation: requires inhalation of oxygen Study: For 22 pounds of fat to be oxidized, 64 pounds of oxygen must be inhaled Results in 61 pounds of carbon dioxide excreted via the lungs and 24 pounds of water excreted via urine, sweat, feces, and breath Average of 17,000 breaths per day will excrete .32 lbs of carbon Sources of carbon (other than eating coal) are: dietary carbs, proteins, and fats If you didn't get all that, get this: Losing fat means consuming less carbon than you've exhaled. Even small quantities of food can foil your efforts at weight loss. The simple solution is to move more and eat less. The 16 reasons you're not burning fat the way you'd like – Chronic Inflammation...12:35 High levels of transforming growth actor beta cause irregular appetite and glucose regulation : calcium-dependent zinc-containing endopeptidases : Aids in the growth of new blood vessels; correlated with obesity Nitric oxide synthase Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) = meta inflammation Nos uncoupling (genetic factors) Sugar can be inflammatory but is more quickly metabolized than things like vegetable oil Chronic stress is a factor: overstimulation of the limbic system Cell Danger Response (CDR) – Glycemic variability (GV)...21:05 Refers to the blood glucose variations during the day If GV gets out of control, the body does one of two things: transfers sugar into muscles, or stores as body fat It will become fat tissue if you're not active enough throughout the day Be "ruthlessly" cognizant of blood sugar fluctuations 6 Strategies to control GV Strength training Pre-breakfast fasted cardio Book: Post-prandial walk Standing Plants, herbs, spices Fiber – Cortisol and stress...30:45 Cortisol suppresses insulin secretion (HRV) (Save $50 with code: GREENFIELDOURA) – Sleep deprivation...34:20 A single night of partial sleep can be deleterious Neuro endocrine effect: reduces levels of leptin; increases levels of – Snacking and post-workout calories...35:25 "Grazing" or 6-8 small meals per day is a myth Snacking increases your GV and eliminates benefits of fasting Your body releases more growth hormone during intermittent fasting Grazing throws metabolism into sugar burning mode It takes 3 days, or 4 weeks of extreme calorie restriction for the body to down regulate metabolism The need for protein and carbs right after a workout is a myth The exception: two a day workouts – You're not moving enough...39:47 Fool your body into thinking it's in the "hunter gatherer" mode – Too much exercise...41:30 Excessive exercise, along with other stressors can lead to increased levels of cortisol and inflammation  by Ben Greenfield Too much of the same exercise Not enough recovery days Sweet spot: 2-3 days per week, lift heavy stuff 2-3 days high-intensity interval training – Chronic cardio...43:35 Your body will catabolize muscle and store fat High-intensity cardio 2-3 days per week Reduced subcutaneous adiposity of body fat among people who follow these guidelines – The SAID Principle...46:00 Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands Sometimes the best workout plan is the one you're not currently doing Keep the body guessing 5 modifications: Combine exercises Article "" Active rest periods Train outside Change the center of gravity Workout at a different time of day – Lack of cold therapy...50:00 Cold is a strong metabolic stimulus Cold thermogenesis occurs when protons are forced across the inner membrane and turned into heat Beige adipose tissue Every day, 2-5 minutes cold exposure (cold shower, cold river or lake) 3x3 cold (Use code: BEN10CFB to save 10%) – Hormonal imbalance...52:25 – Toxin and chemical exposure...54:40 – Food allergies and intolerances...56:30 – Micro-nutrient deficiencies... Antioxidants – Thyroid...59:00 – Disordered eating...1:01:01 Your body expects food at a certain time of day Results in irregular metabolism Easier to track calorie consumption when you eat the same thing, at the same time of day – Final comments...1:03:25 Everybody and every body is different It could be possible your body has reached its desired weight – And much more! Resources mentioned: – Article: – – – Book: – , UCSD – Book: – – – – – – (Save $50 with code: GREENFIELDOURA) – – –  by Ben Greenfield – (Use code: BEN10CFB to save 10%) – – – Episode sponsors: – If you are looking for a professional that can personally help you optimize your mind, body, and spirit to become the best version of yourself, and who knows exactly how I work with my own clients, just head on over to view our ! – : Now you can get all your healthy superfoods in one glass...with No Shopping, No Blending, No Juicing, and No Cleanup. Get a 20% discount on your entire order when you use discount code: BENG20 – : Delivers healthy 100% grass-fed and finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door on a monthly basis. All their products are humanely raised and NEVER given antibiotics or hormones. New subscribers will receive 2 LBS of FREE wild-caught Alaskan salmon + $20 OFF their first box by going to – : Halo Sport revolutionized physical training by being the first-ever product that can increase your neuroplasticity by putting your brain into a state that neuroscientists called hyperlearning. The fully upgraded Halo Sport 2 was just announced and it’s pre-selling for just $279 (less than half the price of the first model) when you use code: GREENFIELD Got a question for me about today's podcast? Just leave a comment below and I'll reply!

Jun 08 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: What Should I Eat? The Ultimate Podcast Guide To Choosing The Perfect Diet For You: Part 1

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If you read this week's article "", then you are aware that I'm not a big fan of a myopic "one-size-fits-all" approach to diets. And yet, despite the enormous amount of biochemical individuality that exists from person to person, there is still a plethora of diet books published each year (particularly close to swimsuit season or the New Year) that promise to be the de facto final solution for everything from fat loss to banishing acne to beating cravings and building muscle when, in fact, the same ketogenic diet that helped your neighbor shed twenty pounds can result in rampant inflammation, brain fog and oxidized cholesterol for you. The same could be said for a vegan diet, a carnivore diet or many of the other currently popular eating approaches. In today's podcast, Part 1 of a 2 part series on customizing your diet to you, you're going to discover more about the concept of biochemical individuality, along with how to test your body to determine the perfect diet for you, and a range of dietary options to choose from that have been vetted by yours truly. Enjoy! During this solosode discussion, you'll discover: -The concept of biochemical individuality...7:35 Book: Biochemical Individuality by Roger Williams No such thing as an "average" person. Nutrition and environment can affect our outcome. Some people do not need to supplement Vitamin C, A, Riboflavin, etc. Others are resistant to things such as Vitamin D; taking the recommended amount damages their system. What worked for someone else may be damaging for you. Ketogenic Diet I used this when racing in Ironman triathlons; I still use it for days I need endurance. Some are high in cholesterol, high liver enzymes. Familial hypercholesterolemia; negative response to high intake of fats. Low amount of Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) is converted into usable DHA or EPA Elongation of Omega 6 fatty acids Thrifty gene hypothesis (James Neal in 1962): Why humans build fat mass Some people possess genes that cause them to accumulate fat faster than others. FTO and PPRA genes are responsible for storing fatty acids. Consider a low fat, or plant-based diet vs. a ketogenic if you have these genes. Book: Wired to Eat by Rob Wolf -Differences in methylation between individuals...30:20 Meat eaters: most meat has high amounts of methionine, which is a high methyl donor Methylation occurs when a methyl group is taken from one compound or molecule and is transferred to another. If you're undermethylated, you would benefit from a high intake of muscular meats. Folate acts as a serotonin reuptake promoter. Good for undermethylators. Overmethylation: last thing you need is a bunch of meat for every meal. Consume protein, but don't be an extreme carnivore. -How to eat according to your ancestry...35:05 Northern European: Access to fish, Vitamin D Mexicans, Hispanics, Chinese: More folate rich foods, leafy greens. Japanese, Continental Europeans: High starch consuming Lactase persistence gene If of European descent, more likely to be lactose intolerant. Genes help determine biochemical individuality -The best types of tests to figure out what diet is right for you... Get a good blood test: Wellness FX Longevity Panel Cyrex test for food allergies Stool testing: Viome Genova Diagnostics DNA testing: Youtrients (listen to , Youtrients founder) 23 and Me Genetic Genie Use Dr. Google Urine testing: Dutch test Organic amino acids test Arresting metabolic rate test -The best diets and books I've come across over the years...44:05 Regardless of the diet you follow, follow basic practices. Auto-Immune Paleo diet Good for healing inflammation and leaky gut Specific Carbohydrate Diet Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GaPS) Book: Gut and Psychology Syndrome Swiss Detox Diet Colorado Cleanse Elemental Diet Book: SIBO Info Book: Healthy Gut, Healthy You by Dr. Michael Ruscio Walls Protocol Plant Paradox Diet Lower carb, lower sugar Mediterranean diet Weston A. Price Diet Closest to how I and my family eat You can customize it to your ancestry  Book: The Jungle Effect by Daphne Miller (listen to ) -And much more... Episode Sponsors: - Choose your meals. Unpack your box. Create magic. Get your first 3 meals for FREE when you order using . - Order your JOOVV light using my link and get a special bonus gift. - Quality is our Gimmick isn’t just our slogan, it’s a commitment we honor with every stitch sewn. Get 10% off your order when you use code "ben" at checkout. Free shipping for orders over $99. - Bone Broth. Support skin, join and gut health. Save 15% and get free shipping on orders of 6+ cartons when you use my link. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for me about customizing and personalizing your diet? Leave your comments at http://bengreenfieldfitness.com/fdiets and I will reply!

Nov 29 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: The Health Habits, Rituals, Routines, Biohacks, Foods, Supplements, Workouts, and Success Secrets of Brendon Burchard.

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According to Forbes and SUCCESS magazines, my guest on today's show - Brendon Burchard - is “the world’s leading high performance coach” and "one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal development trainers in history.” O, the Oprah Magazine, named him "one of the most influential leaders in the field of personal growth.” Brendon is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include High Performance Habits, The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket.           An online education pioneer, Brendon has also released over 20 personal development courses on topics like motivation, confidence, habits, and productivity, which have been taken by over 2,000,000 students in 190 countries. His online videos have been viewed over 300 million times. His podcast, The Brendon Show, debuted at #1 on iTunes across all categories and for five years has regularly been in the top 20 of health/self- help.             But what many people don't know about Brendon is he is incredibly passionate about and knowledgeable in the realm of health and biohacking. And that's exactly what we dive into in today's show.         In our discussion, you'll hear:       How a near death experience instantly changed Brendon's outlook from hopeless despair to a life of intention...6:30       Brendon's morning routine...26:10         How the coronavirus pandemic has revealed or exposed people's health and wellness readiness...42:53           Brendon's top biohacks...50:00         Brendon's sleep routine, and how it changes during an event...55:14         What books Brendon has read to keep his perspective in the right place during the Coronavirus pandemic...1:08:00

May 02 2020

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Rank #17: My New #1 Hack For Zapping Inflammation, Increasing Deep Sleep & Recovering Faster - Earthing (The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?)

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I recently read the book (and my twin boys also watched the accompanying documentary ""). Although I already knew about the importance of having an intimate connection with the planet we live upon, this book blew my mind when it comes to identifying one of the best solutions for chronic inflammation, better sleep, enhanced deep sleep and much more. Since reading it, I've been traveling everywhere with my , wearing my every day, and my boys have barely even touched their shoes. In the book, author Clint Ober introduces the planet's powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. This never-before-told story, filled with fascinating research and real-life testimonials chronicles a discovery with the potential to create of global health revolution. So obviously, I had to the get Clint on the show! is the innovator behind the . A series of seemingly unrelated synchronistic events dating back to his early childhood led to a groundbreaking discovery that’s being recognized as the Greatest Health Discovery of all time. Grounding has now become a massive international movement - causing people to shed their shoes and reconnect electrically to the surface of the Earth. Clint first learned about grounding when installing Cable TV systems in Billings, Montana in the early 1960s. A decade later, he formed Telecrafter Corporation and built it into the largest provider of cable installation services in the United States. This company specialized in proper grounding of cable installations for safety and TV signal stability. In the 1980s, he turned his attention to the developing computer industry and partnered with McGraw-Hill to distribute live digital news services, via cable, to PCs. This led to the development of the first cable modem and an increased awareness of the need for proper system grounding. Following a health challenge in 1995, he retired and embarked on a personal journey looking for a higher purpose in life. During his travels, he noticed people wearing plastic and rubber soled shoes that insulate the body from earth. He wondered if no longer being naturally grounded could affect us. The question led to an experiment that suggested grounding alone reduced chronic pain and improved sleep. Thereafter, he developed a working hypothesis: Grounding the human body to the Earth normalizes the functioning of all of the body’s systems ​—​ the body utilizes the earth’s electrical potential and free electrons to maintain its internal electrical stability, normalizing all of its self-regulating and self-healing systems. Over the past twenty years, he has supported over 20 research studies* that collectively demonstrate that grounding reduces inflammation and promotes normal functioning of all body systems. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How a near-death experience led to Clint's interest in earthing -- 6:10 Clint grew up in rural Montana; childhood friends were Native Americans "If the pasture is pristine, the cows will be healthy" Grew up with a prevention mentality: look at the cause, not the syumptoms Spent 30 years in the communications industry Near-death experience involving a infected liver after a root canal "The next time I die, I wanted my life to be worth more" "Be the opposite charge" "Status quo is the enemy" -Why a roll of duct tape proved to be the catalyst to Clint's most important discovery -- 19:40 While living in Sedona, AZ experienced problems with computer crashing; identified static electricity as the problem Intuitive question: Are modern shoes preventing us from grounding with the earth? Began testing the charge in the earth with a volt meter Grounded himself to the earth via metal tape; Static reading on his body went to zero Slept the night without moving (was typically in a lot of pain) Friends reported reduced pain, lowered arthritis -The early days of Clint's clinical research on grounding the body with the Earth -- 25:45 There was very little research on how grounding with the earth reduces pain and improves sleep Two doctoral students at UCLA helped him design the study 60 participants: 30 grounded, 30 ungrounded Positive results on the participants who were grounded Similar results among those exposed to EMF and not exposed to EMF An anesthesiologist in San Diego was willing to help with the research; he was interested in saliva cortisol levels in patients Cortisol levels went from erratic to synchronized after grounding At 4 am, cortisol spikes until 6 am Everyone's cortisol went up beginning at 4 am (with no other environmental cues) -What is going on in the body when a person is grounded with the Earth -- 34:00 "When you're reducing pain, you're reducing inflammation" Led to a different understanding of inflammation Inflammation is caused from neutrophils: encapsulates damaged cell and releases reactive oxygen Reactive: short on electrons We're no longer naturally grounded with the Earth since the advent of plastic-soled shoes in the 1960's When you stand barefoot on the ground, the Earth is negative 20-50 millivolts The Earth has negative ions from lightning, the sun Noon is the high point for the sun exciting the electrons on the earth Imbalance in charge beginning 2 pm (constant lightning) You'll feel the effects of lightning from far away locales The air feels amazing after a thunderstorm because of negative charge in the atmosphere If the body has a negative surface charge, you can't have charge in a grounded object Clint and Dr. Sinatra's study had the following results (via grounding): Reduced rouleaux formation in blood cells Increased negative surface charge of red blood cells by factor of 2.7 Face and skin color turns pink after being grounded for 20-30 minutes -What our ancestors understood about earthing and grounding -- 54:00 One of the healing methods for the kidney in ancient Chinese medicine is grounding with the earth Our ancestors didn't need to know about grounding; they were barefoot or wore conductive footwear -The best surface when it comes to conductivity between the Earth and the body -- 56:15 Concrete, grass and dirt are ideal; asphalt is not Rocks are good conductors Salt water is the optimal way to ground; fresh water speeds up the process but is not itself conductive (unless it contains minerals) Spring water has a natural amount of minerals If you can feel the tree and it feels cool, it's grounding; bark inhibits the grounding process Diabetes is inflammation-related; you can be grounded and have diabetes -The length of time required for a person to become properly grounded with the Earth -- 1:04:04 -How to know whether or not your home is grounded with the Earth -- 1:10:45 Homes built before the 1960's were not grounded; there was no need for it at the time Remodels of older homes don't necessarily have grounding, even though new outlets are installed -Are all grounding mats created equal? -- 1:12:15 "Ours is an accidental business" Mass production has compromised the quality and efficacy of the mats Clint maintains his products are the best on the market; although he wishes more would get in the business The patches are an athletes best friend -And much more.... Resources from this episode: to visit Clint's website () to get FREE* 2-day shipping (as long as the order is over $99) and a FREE* copy of the Earthing paperback book by Clint Ober (included with every Ground Therapy Sleep Mat purchase) and 3 bonus videos available online for immediate streaming or download (access link provided on order confirmation page)! - Clint's book "" - - - - -Note from Ben: "I didn't even have time, today, to delve deeply into ALL of the over 20 peer-reviewed research studies that have been conducted on grounding, but I do want to at least give you a comprehensive list of the vast results that have been seen in the research, so far - impressive results have been seen when it comes to inflammation, pain, stiffness, circulation, blood pressure, blood viscosity, HRV, vagal tone, cortisol, stress, anxiety, depression, tiredness, fatigue, energy, mood, blood glucose, immunity, sleep, thyroid function, metabolism, serum electrolytes, wound healing, athletic performance and recovery, and more. There have also been anecdotal reports of improvements in autism, Parkinson’s, MS, PTSD, autoimmune conditions, and pet health, just to name a few. But I'm going to put all that below! Enjoy!" Episode sponsors: - or ! -: My personal playground for new supplement formulations, Kion blends ancestral wisdom with modern science. Ben Greenfield Fitness listeners, receive a 10% discount off your entire order when you use discount code: BGF10. -: After using the Joovv for close to 2 years, it's the only light therapy device I'd ever recommend. Give it a try: you won't be disappointed. Order using and receive a nice bonus gift with your order! -: Sourced and bottled in the Alps, Liquid Death’s infinitely recyclable cans of stone-cold mountain water will instantly murder your thirst. BGF listeners receive an exclusive 6.66% discount on 12-packs of Liquid Death when you use . -: Clinically proven to give you the same cardio benefits of a 45-minute jog in under 9 minutes, with only 40 seconds of hard work. Receive a $300 discount off your CAR.O.L bike when you use discount code: GREENFIELD Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Clint or I? Leave them below and one of us will reply!

Sep 07 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #18: Sex, Coffee & Chocolate While Pregnant, Babies On Airplanes, Eating Placentas & More: The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/mamanatural For the last half-century, control over childbirth has been in favor of doctors. Many pregnancy guidebooks are conventional, fear-based, or written by male physicians deeply entrenched in the medical model of birth. But change is underway. A groundswell of women are taking back their pregnancy and childbirth and embracing a natural way. Genevieve Howland, the woman behind the enormously popular Mama Natural blog and YouTube channel, has created an inspiring, fun, and informative guide that demystifies natural pregnancy and walks mom through the process one week at a time. Her new book, , is the modern (and yet ancient) approach to pregnancy and childbirth. "Natural" recognizes that pregnancy and birth are normal, and that having a baby is a wondrous biological process and rite of passage - not a medical condition. This book draws upon the latest research showing how beneficial and life-changing natural birth is for both babies and moms. Full of weekly advice and tips for a healthy pregnancy, Howland details vital nutrition to take, natural remedies for common and troublesome symptoms, as well as the appropriate (and inappropriate) use of interventions. Peppered throughout are positive birth and pregnancy stories from women of all backgrounds (and all stages of their natural journey) along with advice and insights from a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) plus a Registered Nurse (RN), doula, and lactation consultant. Encouraging, well-researched, and fun, The Mama Natural's Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth will be an essential companion for women everywhere to embrace natural pregnancy and reap all the benefits for both baby and mama. With over 60 million views on her YouTube channel, Genevieve Howland’s funny but informational videos have empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting. But Genevieve wasn’t always “Mama Natural.” Once upon a time, she was a cigarette smoking junk food junkie. A sugar addict, she was 60 lbs. overweight and her health was in tatters. Through a long road of detox, Genevieve discovered the healing power of real food and natural living. This transformation spread into every area of her life – physical, emotional, and spiritual. Genevieve gave birth to her two children in a birth center supported by a midwife and doula. Today, Genevieve is on a mission to help moms and moms-to-be live happier, healthier lives. Along with her husband Michael, she runs the web’s most popular natural pregnancy blog and YouTube channel. Their work has been featured on Dr. Oz, ABC News, The Daily Mail, and more. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Whether you can really eat chocolate and drink coffee when you're pregnant (you'll be surprised at the answer)...[15:30 & 17:45] -Whether new moms really need to be eating for two (and if there some more precise way to figure out how many calories you should be eating)...[19:20] -Why Genevieve drank raw milk while she was pregnant...[23:50] -If you find out your pregnant one of the very first things that you should do to ensure that your home or body or not a toxic place for a baby…[25:30] -The surprising truth about the accuracy of home pregnancy tests...[31:00] -Whether it is really true that if you exercise while you're pregnant you will have a smarter baby...[33:45] -The best stretches or moves to prepare a woman's body to give birth...[41:30] -One of the best teas to drink for uterine health while pregnant (and some of Genevieve's top natural remedies for morning sickness)...[43:20 & 45:25] -How a new mom should treat smart technology like phones, computers and ultrasounds to protect a growing baby…[49:40] -The link between pregnancy, airplanes, flying and miscarriage...[54:45] -The intriguing evidence about having sex while pregnant (and one thing you definitely shouldn't do during pregnancy sex)…[57:50] -What Genevieve thinks about the concept of eating the placenta...[59:55] -How to mitigate the damaging effects of a C-section (and natural C-section alternatives)...[63:00] -What to expect in the child birthing industry five to ten years from now...[73:00] -And much more! Resources from this episode: - - - -Podcast:  - - - - - - Show Sponsors:  biOptimzers - Crank your muscle gains to new heights by flooding your muscles with maximal amino acids without increasing your protein intake. Go to to automatically get 10% off your order. Four Sigmatic - Try out the Reishi Elixer for extreme relaxation without any grogginess. Use promo code BENGREENFIELD at  to get 15% off your order. Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at EXO Protein - Tasty and sustainable protein bars made with cricket powder. Go to  to try a sampler pack with all their most popular flavors! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Genevieve or me? Leave your comments at  and one of us will reply!

Jul 05 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: The One Powerful Emotion That Can Release Oxytocin, Amp Up Serotonin & Dopamine, Give You Better Sleep, Lower Blood Pressure, Decrease Inflammation & More.

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https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/owen There is one emotion, above all, that elicits a release of the powerful feel-good hormone oxytocin, along with serotonin and dopamine. And promotes better sleep. And lower blood pressure. And decreased inflammation. And fewer aches and pains. Better relationships. Increased longevity. The list goes on and on. That emotion is gratitude. And my guest on today's podcast specialized in teaching gratitude, gratitude implementation and daily gratitude practice strategies and tactics to teachers, educators and children. His name is Owen Griffith, and he is a university level Student Mentor who supports and guides future teachers. Owen taught as an elementary educator for over a decade. Owen's first book, , was published by Rowman & Littlefield and was a Top Ten Best Seller in April, 2016. This valuable book gives educators solution-based methods and research-based resources to improve classroom culture, as well as enabling schools to elevate students’ engagement and academic achievement. Grounded in scientific research, it delves into numerous integral aspects of gratitude as it relates to education. It features success stories and step-by-step instructions to successfully implement gratitude in schools. You will discover how to combat materialism and entitlement with gratitude and altruism, how to help teenagers utilize gratitude successfully, as well as encouraging the entire families of our students to embrace gratitude and make it a permanent part of their lives. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and his work has appeared on Edutopia and U. C. Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center’s online magazine. He earned a Master's Degree from Kennesaw State University in Educational Leadership. He is available for consulting, speaking engagements and to lead professional development in a variety of areas. He resides with his wife and son in North Georgia. During our discussion, you'll discover: -The important difference between having an attitude of gratitude and positive thinking...[8:00] -The surprising physical and physiological benefits of gratitude, including the idea of neuroplasticity, cardiac medicine and much more...[13:10 & 19:25] -The best way to pull yourself or your kids out of the vicious cycle of materialism...[24:40] -How gratitude can be used to decrease technology and smartphone addiction...[31:05] -Why Owen says that "gratitude works like a muscle", and how your brain actually changes and becomes rewired as you practice gratitude...[35:30] -The fascinating link between mindfulness, silence and gratitude...[43:00] -The best way to establish a daily gratitude practice for children vs. teens vs. adults...[49:10 & 53:50] -Owen's favorite resources, books and podcasts for learning more about gratefulness...[60:20] -And much more! Resources from this episode: - - - - - - Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Onnit - Get 10% off ANYTHING, from functional foods to supplements and beyond, at -Kimera Koffee - Go to and use code 'BEN' to get 10% off! Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Owen or me? Leave your comments at  and one of us will reply!

Aug 05 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: The Truth About The Carnivore Diet: Everything You Need To Know About Dangers, Benefits, Mistakes & Hacks For Eating Only Meat.

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Prepare yourself for the most epic, deep dive into the carnivore diet that you've ever heard. I recently listened to a physician named . I was so intrigued by the episode that I decided to get Paul on my show to explore the science behind the carnivore diet, carnivore diet do's and don'ts, and whether the carnivore diet is a true, sustainable, natural, ancestral nutrition approach or just a dietary fad. During this show, we cover: -Why Paul is a raving fan of salmon roe...17:15 Humans cannot make Omega 3 fatty acids Omega 3's in salmon roe are in the form Salmon roe crosses the blood brain barrier more efficiently than in the triglyceride or ethyl ester form (which you'll find in most fish oil capsules) Two tbsps of salmon roe gives you the DHA without being exposed to the metals Benefit of getting a nutrient from a food vs. from a supplement Concern with oxidation in fish oil: Look for certificate of analysis Look at levels of lipid peroxides Not nearly as much oxidation in eggs than the fish -Why Paul doesn't consume black pepper...21:15 A central principle of the carnivorous diet: plants are not put on the earth to serve humans Develop potentially toxic compounds to defend themselves from other animals A peppercorn is the seed of a plant The seeds are where a higher concentration of pesticides and toxins reside Pepper contains a compound called piperine, which inhibits In essence: black pepper inhibits our body's natural detoxification process. Piperine is added to curcumin supplements to increase the level of curcumin you can absorb We don't actually use these molecules in human biochemistry Used to activate certain pathways to produce our own antioxidants (which is glutathione) Plants induce , while simultaneously doing toxic things to our bodies  is considered to be a highly beneficial molecule as a precursor to glutathione pathways But is known to be a goitrogen (meaning it can induce hypothyroidism) Key take away: You can simulate the benefits of eating plants by eating meat and living a healthy lifestyle -Why Paul refused a cup of  when offered by Ben...30:45 Coffee is felt to be beneficial because of a couple of polyphenolic compounds: and These have been found to be  (DNA damage) A coffee bean is the seed of a plant, which contains toxins as a natural defense mechanism Very few animals eat those seeds -Aren't plants like exercise, where you need them, but too much can be harmful?...26:05  is potential benefit of plants Sulforaphane: Is linked to hypothyroidism Depends on one's baseline level of iodine consumption Does not exist in a plant is converted into sulforaphane by Myrosinase Highest levels are found in broccoli seeds and sprouts Humans are "facultative carnivores" meaning we can get everything we need from meat without ingesting the toxins found in plants. -Storage organs in plants that result in larger brains and smaller guts...46:35 Fairly toxic generally speaking Ancestral (non-hybridized) tubers aren't as valuable to humans due to size, appearance, etc. Developed big brains by eating bone marrow and brains of animals (as scavengers) No DHA, or fatty acids in a tuber Macronutrients for short term survival; micronutrients for long term survival Tubers have macronutrients, but not micronutrients Fossils of homo erectus found near water: algae, DHA, other micronutrients Just because tubers were efficacious for our ancestors doesn't mean we should choose them today Animals provide all the micronutrients we need in the most bioavailable forms The ultimate multivitamin for a human would be an animal -Why plants may not be necessary, could be harmful to the gut, and are "survival food"...50:50 : Lived with Inuit people for a year Observed they ate plants only when "real foods" i.e. animals weren't available Book: Even though humans have made plants more digestible via sprouting, fermenting, etc. we should still opt for the ribeye steak. -Whether a carnivorous diet is sustainable or ethical...53:53 Eat the animal "nose to tail" Book: Muscle meat is high in  but low in glycine Best results come when we eat organs and tendons along with the muscle meat Different nutrients in different parts of the animal Why Ben called the carnivore diet "lazy" on the Joe Rogan podcast Carbohydrate availability for the thyroid Ancestors would eat the thyroid immediately after killing an animal Do you need plants to consume adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals? Good amounts of Vitamin C in liver and in brain; whale blubber Liver also has large amounts of carotenal, a precursor to Vitamin A Quercetin doesn't directly contribute to human biochemistry You may not be able to get flavonoids from meat, but you may not need them at all -How we would consume fiber on a carnivore diet, or if we even need it at all...1:06:40 Fiber is a "fairy tale" Physician named Burkett in Tanzania Tanzanians did not have as many cases of diverticulosis as Westerners Erroneously equated high amounts of fiber intake with low cases of diverticulosis The reverse is true Applies to insoluble and soluble fiber "Healthy user bias" affects studies on fiber People who eat less meat and more fiber, and engage in healthy activities Stereotypical "meat eater": Steak, fries, cake, etc. -Why Ben Greenfield is hesitant to embrace a full-on carnivore diet...1:13:50 Variety is the spice of life (colors of food, tastes, etc.) Humans are "facultative carnivores" Meant to eat animals, but can eat plants when animals are not available Plants can contribute to life enjoyment if you choose to use them in your diet -The carnivore diet and longevity...1:23:30 Fallacy: centenarians live longer because of genetics. They live long in spite of what they eat. Theory of "blue zones" has been incorrectly interpreted Not caused by diet (plants, legumes, etc.) Clusters of longevity mutation in certain genes; improves insulin sensitivity, antioxidants, etc. High insulin sensitivity when carbs are cut out -Carnivore vs. ketosis...1:28:45 Three micronutrients: carbs, protein, fat We can run on two fuels: fat or carbs fat that is stored or that you're eating No such thing as an "essential carbohydrate" You can have a ketogenic diet that includes some plant foods that are potentially immunotoxic Carnivorous diet is by default a ketogenic because you're not eating plant-based carbs (trace amounts in meat) What about coconut oil and coconut cream? Oil doesn't have actual coconut particles, but can have some salicylates Dairy: addictive to humans because it's the combination of fat and sugar; great for infants It's why we crave ice cream Rewarding but not satiating Some cut out dairy, and find they're more satiated when eating meat -The carnivore diet and amino intake...1:37:53 Paul typically eats 3 pounds of meat per day No risk of developing cancer Eating methionine without glycine becomes problematic Bone broth and collagen are good sources of glycine -Concern about constant activation of mTor on the carnivorous diet...1:41:00 Concern about IGF-1 (insulin growth factor) levels raising on the diet Paul has found the opposite to be true Caloric restriction benefits come from sirtuin family of genes, which is activated by beta hydroxy butyrate Balances out because of the ketogenic state of the diet -Whether a carnivorous diet is sustainable or ethical...1:45:30 It's not practical for everyone to hunt their own meat Look at it from a population vs. individual basis Answer questions pertaining to the individual before the population Advances in technology contribute to increases in greenhouse gases (fossil fuel emissions) Agriculture contributes ~8% of greenhouse gases; 3-4% is animal agriculture -And much more... -Who is Paul Saladino? Throughout the course of his life Paul Saladino has embarked on many adventures that have shaped his personal interests - including his unique, individualized approach to medicine. After studying chemistry at College of William he spent 6 years traveling and exploring. Highlights included a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, a summer in the New Zealand backcountry, and 2 years skiing and climbing in Wyoming's Teton Mountains. He returned to academic studies after these adventures, first becoming a physician assistant and practicing in cardiology before training at the University of Arizona, obtaining his M.D. in 2015. He is a certified Functional Medicine practitioner (IFMCP) through the Institute for Functional Medicine and will complete his residency in psychiatry at the University of Washington this June. When he is not researching connections between nutritional biochemistry and chronic disease he can be found in the frigid waters of the pacific northwest in search of the perfect wave. Resources from this episode: -My Facebook post on my "" of the carnivore diet ribeye steaks - Use GREENFIELD for a 15% storewide - Offer good for up to 2 orders per customer. Excludes orders over 40 lbs, sale items, volume discounts, and gift certificates. Ben drinks - Use code GREENFIELD for 10% off Additional resources/research from Dr. Paul Saladino:  -Curcumin   -Piperine     -Cyanogenic glycosides in food     -Fiber - -BHB and signalling/anti-aging mechanisms: y         -Casomorphin: -Methionine/glycine ratio: -Ketogenic Diet Improves Lifespan: Episode Sponsors: -: Building blocks for muscle recovery, reduced cravings, better cognition, immunity, and more. Get 10% off your order of Kion Aminos, and everything at the Kion site when you use discount code "bgf10" at checkout. -: Now you can get all your healthy superfoods in one glass...with No Shopping, No Blending, No Juicing, and No Cleanup. Use discount code “greenfield” at checkout and get a 20% discount on your entire order! -: delivers healthy 100% grass-fed and finished beef, free-range organic chicken, and Heritage breed pork directly to your door on a monthly basis. All their products are humanely raised and NEVER given antibiotics or hormones. New subscribers will receive 2 LBS of FREE wild caught Alaskan salmon + $20 OFF their first box by going to   -: Quality is our Gimmick isn’t just our slogan, it’s a commitment we honor with every stitch we sew. 100% money back guarantee. Get 10% off your order when you use discount code “beng” PLUS free shipping on any order over $99.   Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Paul or me? 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Mar 14 2019

1hr 56mins

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Biohacking Your Brain With Precision Medicine, Genomics, Psychedelics, Advanced Nutritional Strategies & Much More!

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/wildhealthbrain     Dr. Matt Dawson and Dr. Mike Mallin are the head honcho docs at , with locations in Versailles, KY and Bend, OR. I first interviewed these guys in the episode " then again in "", and in this episode, they're back to talk all things brain optimization, brain biohacking and a medical-based precision genomics approach to upgrading the brain.     Dr. Matt Dawson is a precision medicine physician in Lexington, KY, co-host of the  and has been obsessed with performance optimization as long as he can remember. He received scholarships to play two sports in college even with “minimal talent” because of his voracious reading and implementation of any fitness or nutritional techniques that would give him an edge. Dr. Dawson continued that obsession in medical school, and as a physician, he has won national awards for education, innovation, and leadership. He has lectured in over 20 countries and trained thousands of other physicians through live lectures, online education, two textbooks, and an educational app. Dr. Dawson combines his training in genomics and functional medicine to give personalized, precise medical guidance. His obsession with performance optimization has morphed from, initially athletic, to now mental performance and longevity. Whether it's a professional athlete or a grandparent optimizing their mental clarity and mobility to keep up with their grandkids, Dr. Dawson is passionate about helping everyone perform at their absolute peak.     Dr. Mike Mallin is a physician in Bend, OR who is obsessed with health performance and precision medicine and is co-founder of the . He completed medical school in South Carolina and trained in Emergency Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT where he competed in several ultramarathons and found his love for the mountains and performance. Mike currently practices in Bend, OR and Lexington, KY in his precision medicine clinics. He is also co-founder of the , an educational podcast that has taught thousands of physicians all over the world how to use ultrasound.     In this podcast, we discuss the .     During our discussion, you'll discover: -Matt and Mark's work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic...10:30       -Tests that determine cognitive function...19:10       -The link between immune function and the brain...39:00       -Recommended brain optimization modalities and strategies...43:30       -How to and how not to use plant medicines for cognitive function and brain health...57:15       -Peptides, ketamine, synthetic substitutes for plant medicines...1:04:20       -About the event being held at the Kentucky Castle this September...1:06:00       -And much more!     bengreenfieldfitness.com/wildhealthbrain

Aug 01 2020

1hr 12mins

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Potent Breathwork Tactics From A Navy SEAL Commander, Staring Down Your Wolf, Operating Calmly Under Stress & More With Mark Divine.

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What does it take to command a team of elite individuals? It requires a commitment to seven key principles: Courage, Trust, Respect, Growth, Excellence, Resiliency, and Alignment. All of these are present in an elite team which commits to them deeply in order to forge the character worthy of uncommon success. In his new book, , Retired Navy SEAL Commander, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Mark Divine (founder of SEALFIT, NavySeal.com, and Unbeatable Mind) who first joined me on the episode "") reveals what makes the culture of an elite team, and how to get your own team to commit to serve at an elite level. Using principles he learned on the battlefield, training SEALs, and in his own entrepreneurial and growth company ventures, Mark knows what it is to lead elite teams, and how easily the team can fail by breaching these commitments.         Mark believes that elite teams challenge themselves to step up everyday to do the uncommon. Developing the principles yourself and aligning your team around these commitments will allow you to thrive in VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) environments, no matter your background or leadership experience.         Drawing from his twenty years leading SEALs, and twenty five years of success and failure in entrepreneurship and ten years coaching corporate clients, Mark has a very unique perspective that will allow you to unlock the tremendous power of your team. During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is a Kokoro event?...6:15       -The philosophy behind Kokoro events...19:50       -How box breathing is different from other forms of breath work...28:00       -Why zen and mindfulness is not more widely practiced in the extreme fitness community...46:30       -How social media has skewed the efficacy of the SEAL training programs and mentality...54:40       -Why slow is smooth, and smooth is fast...59:30         -Two phrases from Mark's book that stuck out to Ben...1:11:20     -Mark's fascination with wolves...1:17:20 -And much more...

Jul 30 2020

1hr 22mins

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The Latest Research On Ketones & Ketosis For Performance & Recovery, Do Ketones Break A Fast, Using Ketones For 45 Days Of Crossfit Murph, Ketone Esters vs. Ketone Salts & More With Geoffrey Woo of HVMN.

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It's time for a serious geek out on all things ketones, ketosis, ketone esters and more!         My guest on today's show, Geoffrey Woo, is co-founder and CEO of . He is also the host of the Health Via Modern Nutrition Podcast, a health & performance podcast that recently broke 4 million downloads. H.V.M.N. helped popularize ketones as a food group beyond fats, proteins, and carbohydrates and makes foods & supplements for metabolic performance and health.       H.V.M.N. fuels some of the world's top performers, athletes, and military service members. Geoff is an avid self-experimenter who’s done a 7 day water-only fast, inspired thousands under the COVID-19 lockdown to push themselves with positive challenges by completing the Crossfit Murph workout for 45 days in a row, and studies the optimization of human performance — at the individual scale, the team scale, the organization scale, and at the civilizational scale. He holds a BS with Honors and Distinction in Computer Science from Stanford University.     During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Geoffrey used ketones esters while doing a Crossfit "Murph" for 45 consecutive days...5:45       -Why ketogenesis is not a physiologically typical state...13:00       -The role ketones play when it comes to recovery...16:15       -Pros and cons of endogenous and exogenous ketosis...24:18       -The difference between ketone esters and salts...35:15       -The ketone ester developed by the DARPA program...38:45       -Gold standard usage for dosage and frequency of ketone esters...44:45       -Whether or not ketones break a fast...53:35       -How a process called lactalation enhances the expression of longevity genes...57:11       -Parallels between lactate and ketones...1:02:15       -Stacking sodium bicarbonate w/ ketone esters pre-workout...1:07:15       -Ketones used in place of alcohol in cocktails...1:10:15

Jul 25 2020

1hr 18mins

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Q&A 415: What Is Ben Greenfield's Current Daily Routine? 13 New Body Hacks, What To Do About Caffeine Sensitivities, Alternatives To Coffee & Much More.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/415 News Flashes…3:40 -13 Body Hacks, Evaluated: What Science Says About Shortcuts To Health And Wellness           -Flies aren’t little people I know… But it’s interesting that in sleep deprived flies, melatonin, NAD and alpha lipoic acid protect against the oxidation induced damage in the gut from sleep deprivation. Read about it here.             -What would make your high cholesterol a BAD THING? Four articles I read recently give us some clues.       What To Do About Caffeine Sensitivities & Alternatives To Coffee...38:25       What Is Ben Greenfield's Current Daily Routine?...57:05         Episode sponsors: Kion, Joovv, Four Sigmatic, Seed Daily Synbiotic           bengreenfieldfitness.com/415

Jul 23 2020

1hr 33mins

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Why Viruses Are Crucial To Life On This Planet, The Link Between Air Pollution, Glyphosate & Pandemics, Loss Of Biodiversity (& What We Can Do About It) & More With Dr. Zach Bush.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/zachbush Zach Bush, MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care.         He is an internationally recognized educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health, disease, and food systems. Dr. Zach founded *Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer’s Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His passion for education reaches across many disciplines, including topics such as the role of soil and water ecosystems in human genomics, immunity, and gut/brain health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.       During this show, we get into the viral pandemic, the George Floyd crisis, how we can save our planet, your microbiome and how to treat it properly, and much, much more.       During our discussion, you'll discover: -Zach's thoughts on the global reaction to the coronavirus pandemic...7:30   -Whether or not we should fear viruses...10:00   -The importance of viruses to life as we know it...18:30   -How dramatic changes in the production of food in 1976 led to the current pandemic...26:25   -Why COVID-19 became a global pandemic...53:49   -An informed and rational response to the current COVID-19 pandemic...1:03:00   -How regenerative farming differs from organic farming...1:17:15   -What the Black Lives Matter movement can teach us about the earth's microbiome...1:23:00 -And much more!     Episode sponsors: Kion Serum, Butcher Box, Pique Tea, Lucy Nicotine Gum       bengreenfieldfitness.com/zachbush

Jul 18 2020

1hr 31mins

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Joel Greene Podcast Part 2: How To Reshape Fat Cells, Enhance Repair During Sleep, Target Your "Circaseptan Rhythms", Build Young Muscle & Get Rid Of Old Muscle.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/joelgreene2  It's time for Part 2 of my monster podcast with Joel Greene. If you missed part 1 - in which we discuss rebooting your gut and sparking fat loss using some very unique biohacks and strategies - you can click here to listen to it now. bengreenfieldfitness.com/joelgreene       So who is Joel Greene, exactly? He had his 10,000 hours already in before I was even born. In the 1970’s he was interval training. In 1979 he was doing olympic lifts 3 hours every night. In the 80’s he began studying MCT’s. In 1990 he began studying the Keto diet. In the early 90’s he was doing what would be called intermittent fasting today. In the mid 90’s he experienced the rebound from chronic starvation. You read this today for this reason. In the late 90’s he went through his clean eating phase, his macro phase, his ancestral diet phase. By 2001 he had his first nutrition website publishing the cutting edge research. By 2006 he came to the end of all the above and discovered none of it worked over time under real life pressure. In 2007 he authored the first article to the health and fitness community based on the new science linking gut bacteria and obesity. in 2008 his website lookcut.com hit #2 in google for weight loss, with over 1,000 original groundbreaking articles that today represent many of the most widely copied ideas in nutrition. In 2009 he launched the worlds first diet system based on targeting the gut bacteria. In 2010 he was implementing signal activation of the AMPK pathway. The gurus only began speaking to AMPK in 2017. By 2013 he had the world's largest body of anecdotal outcomes for body composition targeting the gut bacteria. In 2013 he published the first article to the health and fitness community on the dangers of MCT oil supplementation. Today, at 53, on 1 workout a week, eating whatever, whenever, with no drugs, sarms, prohormones, or ergogenic aids ever, he is the world leader in hacking the body. He is the real deal. He has done it longer and always been far ahead. He looks it, he lives it. What the guru's say is impossible he was living every day before they were guru's.       He has hacked peak human... working out once per week... ...eating whatever, whenever, ...and does it all on fast food! He is the future of real world health and nutrition, today.         As creator of the VEEP Nutrition System, the worlds first commercially available program based on targeting gut communities to effect biomarkers, Joel also is a featured author, speaker, and guest in top tier publications like Muscle and Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness Digital Magazine, CBS Online, Superhuman Radio. His system has also been featured on the Dr. Phil Show where it has delivered astounding life changing results.           He is the future of real-world health and nutrition—today, and his new book was one of the most nitty-gritty deep dives into “rebooting your body” that I've ever read.  is simply a new paradigm and an entirely new way to think about caring for the body. The new goal is learning to control immunity, health, and aging using new science-based techniques (or hacks if you will), steer immunity for health, and to slow or even reverse aging. ​           This book will change everything you know about the body. Starting with simple, easy to-dos that build one on top of the other, the reader will emerge with a powerful understanding of how the body really works and how to control it over time, in the real world. Simply put, you will jump 10 years ahead of anything else on the shelf today.           During our discussion, you'll discover: -How to refill fat and reshape the extracellular matrix (ECM)...6:35       -How Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF-1) and breath work affect our sleep...15:15       -How to mitigate pexophagy...25:30   -Circaseptan vs. circadian rhythms...35:05     -Why NAD supplementation accelerates aging...39:50     -How to keep muscles young...43:30     -The "daisy cutter" diet protocol...46:00     -The molecule that may make the keto diet impractical...47:30     -And much more!     Episode sponsors: Kion, Organifi, Public Goods, Paleo Valley bengreenfieldfitness.com/joelgreene2

Jul 16 2020

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Joel Greene Podcast Part 1: How To Reboot The Gut, Eat Cheesecake Without Gaining Weight, Amplify Any Fasting Protocol & Maximize Fat Loss.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/joelgreene     My guest on today's podcast, Joel Greene, had his 10,000 hours already in before I was even born.       In the 1970’s he was interval training.         In 1979 he was doing olympic lifts 3 hours every night.         In the 80’s he began studying MCT’s.         In 1990 he began studying the Keto diet.         In the early 90’s he was doing what would be called intermittent fasting today.         In the mid 90’s he experienced the rebound from chronic starvation. You read this today for this reason.         In the late 90’s he went through his clean eating phase, his macro phase, his ancestral diet phase.         By 2001 he had his first nutrition website publishing the cutting edge research.         By 2006 he came to the end of all the above and discovered none of it worked over time under real life pressure.         In 2007 he authored the first article to the health and fitness community based on the new science linking gut bacteria and obesity.       in 2008 his website lookcut.com hit #2 in google for weight loss, with over 1,000 original groundbreaking articles that today represent many of the most widely copied ideas in nutrition.       In 2009 he launched the worlds first diet system based on targeting the gut bacteria.         In 2010 he was implementing signal activation of the AMPK pathway. The gurus only began speaking to AMPK in 2017.       By 2013 he had the world's largest body of anecdotal outcomes for body composition targeting the gut bacteria.         In 2013 he published the first article to the health and fitness community on the dangers of MCT oil supplementation.         Today, at 53, on 1 workout a week, eating whatever, whenever, with no drugs, sarms, prohormones, or ergogenic aids ever, he is the world leader in hacking the body. He is the real deal. He has done it longer and always been far ahead. He looks it, he lives it. What the guru's say is impossible he was living every day before they were guru's.         He has hacked peak human... working out once per week... ...eating whatever, whenever, ...and does it all on fast food! He is the future of real world health and nutrition, today.         As creator of the VEEP Nutrition System, the worlds first commercially available program based on targeting gut communities to effect biomarkers, Joel also is a featured author, speaker, and guest in top tier publications like Muscle and Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness Digital Magazine, CBS Online, Superhuman Radio. His system has also been featured on the Dr. Phil Show where it has delivered astounding life changing results.           He is the future of real-world health and nutrition—today, and his new book was one of the most nitty-gritty deep dives into “rebooting your body” that I've ever read. The Immunity Code is simply a new paradigm and an entirely new way to think about caring for the body. The new goal is learning to control immunity, health, and aging using new science-based techniques (or hacks if you will), steer immunity for health, and to slow or even reverse aging. ​         This book will change everything you know about the body. Starting with simple, easy to-dos that build one on top of the other, the reader will emerge with a powerful understanding of how the body really works and how to control it over time, in the real world. Simply put, you will jump 10 years ahead of anything else on the shelf today.         Get The Immunity Code: The New Paradigm for Real Health & Radical Anti-Aging.   veepnutrition.com/book       During this first part of our discussion, you'll discover: -A peek into a typical morning for Joel Greene...8:40   -Joel's history in the realm of biohacking...14:45   -Ben's process for writing a book...29:15   -Why eating apple skins is Joel's first advice for his readers...34:45   -The two bacteria to focus on for resetting the gut...45:30   -Why Joel is not a fan of probiotics but loves prebiotics...58:25   -How orange juice in the morning helps to heal the gut...1:14:30   -How to lose fat by eating cheesecake...1:20:15   -Whether or not cold thermogenesis is an effective weight loss strategy...1:29:40   -How to mitigate the effects of cycling fat loss strategies...1:38:15       Episode sponsors: Kion, Joovv, Thrive Market, Organifi   Got a question for Joel or me? Drop your comments at         bengreenfieldfitness.com/joelgreene

Jul 11 2020

1hr 50mins

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The Future Of Medical Biohacking: Skull Resets, Suppositories, Nasal Sprays, Nebulizers, Sound Therapy & More With Dr. John Lieurance.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/drjohn Dr. John Lieurance is a Naturopathic Physician & Chiropractic Neurologist who has been in private practice in Florida for 25 years. He is the chief scientific advisor of both Glutagenic.com™ as well as Advanced Biome Corp™. He heads up Advanced Rejuvenation, a multi-disciplinary clinic, with a focus on Treating Chronic Diseases, Regenerative Medicine, Functional Neurology, Functional Medicine & Stem Cell Research.         He has spent most of his career focused on finding solutions for Hearing Loss, Balance Disorders, Tinnitus, DegenerAtive Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s & Alzheimer, Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Lyme, CIRS & Mold Illness. After suffering from Chronic Lyme & Mold Illness many years himself, he also works with many cases seeing the same success he has had to recover to regain a normal life, free from the chronic inflammation and pain associated with those disorders.         During our discussion, you'll discover: -The biohacks in Ben's home John loves...7:54   -How John became involved in the world of biohacking and natural medicine...10:30   -Why suppositories?...22:11   -Things you don't know about melatonin...35:25   -Uses and benefits of NAD...45:45   -Nasal and breathing sprays Ben and John recommend...48:50   -New laser technology to administer compounds...1:05:15   -The mysterious "holy water" John formulated...1:09:25   -What Ben and John are excited about right now...1:12:50   -And much more!     Episode sponsors: Kion, Beekeepers Naturals, Butcher Box, Vuori Clothing           bengreenfieldfitness.com/drjohn

Jul 09 2020

1hr 21mins

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How To Know If You Are Subconsciously In Fight, Flight Or Freeze Mode (And What To Do About It) - An Interview With Dr. Olga Stevko.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/olga         Dr. Olga Stevko is an expert at helping people achieve rapid transformation for professional and personal growth, and a Medical Doctor from Russia. Dr. Stevko’s clients include over 1,000 entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives, celebrities, doctors, and other professionals and their family members. She helps her clients to identify and transform unconscious programs that create issues in various areas of their life, including health, relationships and business.       Dr. Olga Stevko's unique methodology allows her to see patterns how nervous system reacts to everything around with flight, fight and freeze responses. These patterns affect both the mind and body, and how people look, think, feel, react, communicate and behave. These patterns also affect client's aging and longevity.       Through observation (of clients face, posture, quality of voice, verbal  non-verbal communication), Dr. Stevko can rapidly assess people's patterns in life and what unconscious programs cause them. After transforming key limiting unconscious programs, Dr. Olga Stevko's clients experience fast and permanent results. Clients have also reported dramatic positive changes in their face, posture, voice, mental processing, communication, behavior and energy.       During our discussion, you'll discover:       -How unconscious shapes life experience and is tied to the nervous system...7:06       -Epigenetic trauma...8:41       -Training to link deductive and observational analysis with neuro-linguistic programming and physiology...9:57       Identifying trauma using neuro-muscular indicators...12:13       -How unconscious programs affect behavior...18:50       -Link between physiological presentation and interpretation of trauma...24:30       -Combination of treatment modalities to treat unconscious mind...29:30       -Piecing together evidence to affect physical change...41:48       -Analysis of Ben’s physiological indicators of psychological profile...46:36       -Analysis of Ben’s drawing as psychological indicator...51:37       -Indications of multi-tasking proficiency and efficiency...55:20       -FOMO and scarcity versus abundance...1:00:19       -Affecting behavior change...1:01:02       -Being guarded and reserving trust...1:03:50        -Chasing challenges and the sense of achievement...1:08:36       -Dr. Olga Stevko individual and group services, including audio and video resources...1:14:12       -Psycho-immunology...1:15:19       -High blood-pressure and hypertension...1:16:42       Episode sponsors: Kion, Organifi, Water and Wellness, Pique Tea   bengreenfieldfitness.com/olga

Jul 04 2020

1hr 21mins

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Q&A 414: The Benefits Of Nicotine, Easy Hack To Increase HRV, Do Face Masks Cause Oxygen Deprivation, Why To Workout Before Dinner & Much More!

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/414             Have a question you'd like Ben to answer on the podcast?       Just use the 'contact' button in the free Ben Greenfield Fitness app.           News Flashes –  for more…7:20         Listener Q&A: What To Do About Very Tight Muscles...51:30             Do Face Masks Cause Oxygen Deprivation?...1:07:25           Why You Feel The Weather In Your Body...1:15:30         Should You Put A JOOVV Light In An Infrared Sauna?...1:18:50   bengreenfieldfitness.com/414

Jul 02 2020

1hr 24mins

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An Interview With A Child Prodigy: Should You Skip Breakfast, Analyzing Your Poop, Cold Thermogenesis & Breathwork Strategies & More With Daniel Bissonnette.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/daniel Meet 15 year-old prodigy . This kid first turned my head when he tagged me on Instagram sitting cross-legged and meditating in his shorts on what appeared to be a giant frozen glacier.              I looked into Daniel, and it turns out he's a pretty impressive young man. Daniel currently listed as one of the World’s top 100 most influential Vegans, the most in demand Health/Nutrition Youth Keynote in the world, an Award-Winning Activist, Best-Selling Author, developer of the “” program and host of the weekly YouTube “.”                Daniel has delivered 100’s of presentations since the age of 9 at conferences, expos, consumer shows, community groups, food companies, schools, institutes, non-profit organizations and continues to make headlines. But, it all started out as a bullied elementary school kid who wanted to help a few friends eat healthier.               In third grade, Daniel was approached by his teacher and decided to publicly speak about his food choices. Pleasantly surprised to see how many kids began trashing their junk food and switching to healthier alternatives, Daniel was encouraged to continue spreading the message and volunteered to speak at a global rally. Little did he know that his first public talk would go viral. It became the most viewed YouTube video for the event that took place in 500 cities around the world with over 2M attendees!               From that moment on Daniel began to speak on stages of leading Health events across Canada, the US and Europe. By the age of 11 he became a Signature Speaker with the largest health show franchise in Canada and published his Best Selling book “”. With “Daniel's BREAKFAST Burst” he was able to inspire more children around the world to eat a healthier breakfast than any other authority!               “” was such a hit it was featured in popular magazines, radio, TV and even purchased by Hollywood celebrities. It sure got kids and parents excited about eating their way to smarts too with over a month of carefully designed breakfast meals that deliver peak nutrition for mental performance. By 12 years old Daniel was ranked in the World’s top 100 most Influential Vegans and joined the non-profit organization “Borneo Wildlife Preservation” to help raise funds and awareness to support reforestation and Pygmy Elephant conservation projects in Borneo. At 13 he was honored the Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion by Supreme Master Ching Hai and completed his long anticipated “Genius Mode” program.               In his “Genius Mode - The Biology of Greatness” program and "Biology Of Greatness", Daniel shares breakthrough science on a never before discussed topic - altering our DNA to Genius. “There are ways we can go into our Genetic Code and rewrite it. Genius is something you CAN Become because it’s a built-in mechanism and there’s an exact science to doing so!” says Daniel. He reveals his daily “Hacks” we can apply to increase Brain Power, Intelligence, develop Physical and Mental Resilience and turn on our GENIUS expression. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Daniel became an authority in nutrition at a young age...6:30               -How a bee sting led to an "aha" moment for Daniel...16:00               -Biohacks and routines in Daniel's life...24:20               -Breath protocols and foods to remain in the parasympathetic state...37:30             -The value of keeping tabs on your poop...47:05           -Little known facts about iodine...54:00           -The remainder of Daniel's routine...1:00:35             -How to alter your genius via epigenetics...1:06:00             -And much more!           Episode sponsors: Kion Colostrum, Organifi Glow, Magnesium Breakthrough, Comrad Socks bengreenfieldfitness.com/daniel

Jun 27 2020

1hr 18mins

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Microdosing, Biohacking Plant Medicines, Psychedelic-Enhanced Psychotherapy & More - How "Field Trip Health" Works For Ketamine, MDMA, DMT, Psilocybin & Beyond!

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/fieldtrip is the world's first mental wellness company focused on psychedelics and psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy, is beginning to open the first medical centers - first in Toronto, New York and LA - dedicated exclusively to the administration of psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy, in a "spa-like" setting.               So what exactly happens at one of these type of psychedelic therapy clinics? You're going to find out in today's podcast, and also discover what kind of biohacks, self quantification tools, supplements and more could potentially be combined with planet medicine for enhanced efficacy.             My first guest on today's show is Ronan Levy. An entrepreneur and a visionary, Ronan is Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Field Trip Psychedelics Inc. Concurrent with his work at Field Trip, he is a partner at , a venture capital and advisory firm focused on the cannabis and biotech industries and a Member of the Board of Directors for , a leading biotech company in the hemp and cannabis industries. Prior to his current roles, Ronan co-founded and , the latter of which was acquired by Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) in 2016, after which he served as Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Affairs for Aurora. A lawyer by training, Ronan started his career as a corporate lawyer at Blake, Cassels Graydon LLP and Legal Counsel at CTVglobemedia Inc. (now Bell Media Inc.) He holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of Toronto.             My second guest on today's show, Marshall Tyler, is a scientist with a deep interest in psychoactive molecules. He spent his academic career at Cornell and Harvard, exploring the intersection of chemistry and biology in an attempt to unravel the molecular basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. He subsequently worked as a leading scientist at , one of the largest cannabis edibles manufacturers in California. His passion lies in guiding research to arrive at a deeper understanding of consciousness with the ultimate goal of enhancing wellbeing. During our discussion, you'll discover: -Psychedelic therapy defined...10:00             -The work of Field Trip explained...13:00               -The importance of music in treatment and a variant of ketamine Field Trip is using...19:20             -How Field Trip incorporates psilocybin into their practice...29:06           -Other molecules that will be more common in future treatments...35:30           -How a psychedelic therapy session is conducted...39:45             -Prepping a patient on breath work before a session...45:30             -The patient experience from booking the appointment, to the treatment, and beyond...50:00           -Dream scenarios in the emerging landscape of psychedelic therapy...54:15           -Microdosing between the therapeutic protocols to enhance the therapy...1:03:30             Episode sponsors:  , bengreenfieldfitness.com/fieldtrip

Jun 25 2020

1hr 7mins

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Is Radiation Actually Good For You? The Hormesis Effect, The Healing Power of Radioactive Stones, Ozone Therapy & Much More With Jane Goldberg.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/hormesiseffect       If you heard my podcast "", recorded at , then you may have heard - towards the tail end of that podcast - how I was about to wander across to a place called to undergo a cutting-edge ozone sauna recovery treatment with something called a .           HOCATT stands for “Hyperthermic Ozone and Carbonic Acid Transdermal Technology” and the machine acts as an ozone steam sauna, in which you sit with just their head exposed to the air, while your body receives the benefits of an infusion of ozone, carbon dioxide, steam, photon light and oxygen, all while undergoing Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF).         While I was there, the proprietor of La Casa, Jane Goldberg, commented that she wasn't too concerned about the mild amount of ozone one might breathe in while using this device. I asked her why, and she handed me a book. The book is called .         Yep, I know. Woo-woo alert.         But on the plane ride home from New York, I read the book, and it was actually quite compelling. Turns out that for thousands of years people have been treating pain, injuries, and disease with low-radioactive stones.  Jane -  a New York based psychoanalyst, and holistic health consultant - and her co-author, the late Jay Gutierrez, who was a noted Native American healer and CEO of in Pritchett, Colorado, talk in the book about rediscovering a forgotten ancient science that was supposedly once well-known to our ancestors: the healing power of low-level radioactivity.           It also turns out that the concept of using low-dose radiation for therapeutic purposes, called in medical literature "radiation hormesis," has 100 years of solid scientific research behind it, and thousands of medical studies to support it. It is easy, affordable, and highly effective. If you're like most people, you're afraid of radiation, and all it implies. Yet, in other countries all over the world, millions of people have benefited from using low-level radiation on everything from tennis elbow, joint pain and arthritis, to far more serious illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, spinal meningitis, autism, stroke, macular degeneration, heart disease and cancer. The book discusses an inexpensive delivery system that brings this powerful, proven healing modality to all of us, within the comfort of our own homes: the concept of radiation hormesis and low-level radioactive natural stones.           So could radiation actually cause you to live longer and be healthier? That's exactly what we discuss in this podcast.         , Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, a certified psychoanalyst, and an oncological psychoanalyst (having worked extensively with cancer patients). She is a Stone Carrier-Medicine Woman of the Nemenhah Native American Tribe. She is one of the founding conceptualizers of the application of psychoanalysis to group therapy. She is the author of 8 books, as well as writer and creator of a holistic newsletter called . She owns and operates two holistic centers: (the oldest wellness center in NYC) and in the El Yunque rain forest (established in 1986). For several years, she had her own television show called .         She is, as well, a documentary film maker, having produced and directed Because People Are Dying, about radiation hormesis. Her latest project, about to be launched (but delayed by COVID-19) is a unique brain enhancement program called Brainercize. Accompanying the launch will be the publication of her most recent book, The Revolutionary Mind Project. Also, soon to be published is her book co-authored with Karliin Brooks on biohacking, called Biohacking WW (Women's World).           During our discussion, you'll discover: -Whether breathing in ozone is a good thing, and how much...10:20         -Jane's story, and opening La Casa...15:00           -The surprising health benefits of atomic bombs...23:52           -Radiation Hormesis defined...26:20           -The effect of radiation on DNA...39:02           -The effect of low dose radiation on the immune system...42:42           -Radiation frequency and dosages...45:20       -How radioactive stones work...49:20       -The link between radiation and fungus...56:15       And Much More....       Episode sponsors: Kion Aminos, Organifi Gold Chocolate, Butcher Box, Beekeeper's Naturals         bengreenfieldfitness.com/hormesiseffect

Jun 20 2020

1hr 7mins

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What Happens During A Psychedelic Journey: Dr. Matthew Johnson On Psychedelic Treatment Room, The State Of Psychedelic Research & Future of Psychedelic Therapy.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/psychedelics My guest on today's show, Dr. Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University.     He also happens to be one of the world’s most published scientists on the topic of the effects of psychedelics on humans and has conducted seminal research on the behavioral economics of drug use, addiction, and risk behavior.       The  will help provide the funds—$30 million total—needed to complete the studies required for FDA approval of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. MAPS has already raised $10 million. If another $10 million are raised by September 10th, this will unlock a $10 million challenge pledge that Tim Ferriss has helped put together, alongside PSFC. Half of the pledge comes from the  (), and the rest is split equally between Tim; James Bailey from Bail Capital; Peter Rahal, the founder of RXBAR (); Blake Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS (); and an anonymous donor. This challenge pledge is all or nothing. If MAPS fails to raise $10 million by September 10th, they do not receive the $10 million challenge pledge. There is no partial credit, and there is a real urgency. This $10M challenge pledge was announced in , the founder of . Every dollar matters, so if the spirit moves you, please consider giving what you can . If you can contribute $100,000 or more over two years, please get in touch with Rick and his team by emailing .         In this conversation with Dr. Matt Johnson, you'll discover:         -The major announcement made at Johns Hopkins regarding psychedelic research...14:15           -How to explain the efficacy of psychedelics to "healthy normal" people...19:00               -The gold standard on microdosing for enhanced productivity...23:05               -Matt's response to the suggestion that he's just in it for the drugs...32:40                 -How psychedelics are used to treat addiction to tobacco...38:35               -How to handle participants who experience anxiety during the session...53:07               -The dark side of MDMA and other psychedelics...1:04:30               Episode sponsors: Kion Aminos, Organifi Gold, Joovv, Water and Wellness         bengreenfieldfitness.com/psychedelics

Jun 18 2020

1hr 27mins

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How To Do Wim Hof Breathing "The Right Way", Making Your Own DMT, Inhaling Pure Carbon Dioxide, Cold Showers, MDMA & Much More - The Keys to Human Resilience.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/thewedge My guest on today's show, an immersive journalist and self-experimenter named , first joined me for the fantastic episode entitled           Today, Scott - a New York Times Bestselling author - is back to discuss his brand new book, which I found to be a thrilling and inspirational read: "."           Thrive or die: That's the rule of evolution. Despite this brutal logic, some species have learned to survive in even the most hostile conditions. Others couldn't—and perished. While incremental genetic adaptations hone the physiology of nearly every creature on this planet, there's another evolutionary force that is just as important: the power of choice. In an explosive investigation into the limits of endurance, in "The Wedge", Scott discovers how humans can wedge control over automatic physiological responses into the breaking point between stress and biology. We can reclaim our evolutionary destiny.         While writing the book, Carney submerged himself in ice water and learned breathing techniques from daredevil fitness guru Wim Hof. It gave him superhuman levels of endurance and quieted a persistent autoimmune illness. At the core of those methods is a technique called The Wedge that can give a person an edge in just about any situation.       In my conversation w/ Scott, you'll discover:         -What is "The Wedge" described in Scott's book?...18:00         -The concept of "neural symbology"...18:23         -How kettlebells build trust and allow the body to relax in the face of stress...24:10         -Scott's findings on carbon dioxide (CO2)...37:09         -How Scott and his wife condensed 6 months of couples therapy in 3 hours...58:00         Episode sponsors: Kion Lean, Butcher Box, Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers, Vuori Clothing           bengreenfieldfitness.com/thewedge

Jun 13 2020

1hr 15mins

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The Ultimate Human Recharging Station - How To Reboot The Human Battery, Get To Sleep Faster, Increase Energy & Restore Your Cell's Proper Electrical Voltage With A Biocharger.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/biocharge My guests on today's show are Jim Girard and Jim Law. These two Jims are the masterminds behind something called the "", a crazy new biohacking device I've been using for "recipes" such as sleep onset, relaxation, athletic recovery, nitric oxide production, headache clearing, "5 hour energy", immune system boosting and much more. The BioCharger utilizes four different energy types – Light, Voltage, Frequencies & Harmonics, and Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMFs).               Turns out Tony Robbins is a huge fan of this thing and uses it at all his events, and a host of biohackers I know seem to be incredibly excited about it and use it nearly every day, so I finally decided to try a Biocharger out for myself and interview the inventors on today's show.                 During our discussion, you'll discover: -What is the BioCharger, and what it does for those who use it...11:00           -The technologies used in the BioCharger...17:55             -The best way to absorb the light from the device...39:05           -The effect of the BioCharger on various parts of the body...44:15           -Whether other biohacks can be "stacked" with the BioCharger...53:54           -How the device affects pets, children and cell phones...57:20           -The most popular recipes of BioCharger customers...1:03:30         -Whether it's possible to overuse the BioCharger...1:08:10     Episode sponsors: Kion Lean, Organifi Red Juice, Beekeepers Naturals, Four Sigmatic bengreenfieldfitness.com/biocharge

Jun 11 2020

1hr 16mins

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Biohack Your Breath With Nose "Boners", Carbon Dioxide Inhalation, Tibetan Longevity Stretches & Much More: How To Unlock The New Science Of A Lost Art.

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bengreenfieldfitness.com/lostart           I first interviewed today's guest, immersive journalist James Nestor, about "freediving" in the episode: It was such an exciting and intriguing show that afterwards, I wound up traveling all the way to Ft. Lauderdale to take a freediving course, which absolutely changed my life (you can learn more about that in my episode with Ted Harty: ).           Today James is back to talk about something we all do 25,000 times a day, yet most of us do it incorrectly or haven't even begun to tap into its lost art. That's right. I'm talking about your breath.           In his new book "", James travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe.           Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is.           Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, James turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again after hearing this podcast.         During our discussion, you'll discover:           -The breath work protocol James uses to begin his day...7:41         -Why James views breath as the "missing pillar" of health...9:55         -What James views as the "dis-evolution" of breathing...14:15         -The truly awful effects of mouth breathing...18:38         -The unusual connection between the clitoris and the nose...24:11         -How the left and right nostril activate the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems...27:44         -Healthy breathing practices of Native American and indigenous S. American populations...30:50         -Changes James made in his lifestyle after writing his book...37:06           -What other cultures and religions can teach us regarding the ideal pace of breathing...47:08           -Tibetan "rites" that help expand the lungs and diaphragm...56:47         -The Tummo method of breathing...1:06:30           -How to biohack your breath work...1:09:55           Episode sponsors: Kion Flex, Butcher Box, Thrive Market, Comrade Socks bengreenfieldfitness.com/lostart

Jun 06 2020

1hr 21mins

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Everything You Need To Know About How To Use Hydrogen Water: Timing, Dosing, Delivery Mechanisms, Hydrogen Tablets, Hydrogen Water Machines, Hydrogen Inhalers & Much More!

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My guest on today's show, Robert Slovak, devoted himself to the science of water after life-altering experiences. He took his astronautical and mechanical engineering degrees and decided to pursue the research of reverse osmosis with his brother Jack. The dynamic duo were considered the early developers of Reverse Osmosis technology.           After retiring from the corporate world, Robert left for Brazil to bring advanced water technology. While working in the rainforest he became sick with gastrointestinal illness due to unsanitary eating conditions in the small village. It was then he was taken to a biologist who had given him something called "" to quickly eliminate the affliction. Robert left the Brazilian biologist the following morning convinced he had uncovered one of the greatest medicines of history, an imported marine solution from Spain.           But Robert went on to do plenty more, as we discuss in our previous episode "". In that episode, we discussed: -Which water filter is best?-Should you add minerals to my water?-What Robert thinks about alkaline water.-What is structured water?-Hydrogen-rich water? -Deuterium-depleted water (DDW)?-And much more... In today's show, Robert and I decided to take a much deeper dive into hydrogen water, which I also discussed in very good detail with Tyler Lebaron of the in the episode "."         During our discussion you'll discover:         -Robert's history with hydrogen (H2) and water...11:15         -How H2 is unique among other compounds...25:18         -How H2 affects inflammatory pathways in the body...34:42         -Hydrogen administration methods...45:18         -How Robert used H2 to heal serious injury in miraculous time...55:37         -How H2 tablets work, and what to look for in them...1:02:45         -Proper timing and dosage of H2...1:12:04         And much more!         Episode sponsors: Kion, Joovv, Organifi, Powerdot       waterandwellness.combengreenfieldfitness.com/allthingshydrogen

Jun 04 2020

1hr 29mins

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Beyond Fasting: How To Biohack Your Fast To Accelerate Fat Loss, Stave Off Carbohydrate Cravings & Enhance Cellular Autophagy.

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Fatigue, low energy, brain fog, weight loss resistance, low libido, anxiety, sleep problems, depression, and others have become so common today that most people speak of them as just normal with age. Even thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, and other hormone-related conditions are so common they are being considered a normal part of aging. They may be common, but I can assure you they are not normal and there is, in fact, one quite potent answer... ...fasting.           Dr. Pompa is a respected leader in the health and wellness space, educating  practitioners and the public on the origins of inflammation-driven disease, the therapeutic application of the ketogenic diet, fasting, ancestral-based health approaches, cellular healing, and detoxification. Although trained as a chiropractor, his authority is rooted in his own battle, having overcome neurotoxic illness and heavy metal poisoning using his own unique cellular detoxification strategies.           His journey back to health continued to lead him to a voracious passion to research and learning beyond what is often readily understood. A relentless self-experimenter, Dr. Pompa has a passion for healing others. He’s a true warrior of a ‘from pain to purpose’ mindset, and he speaks about removing the cause of toxicity and inflammation, going upstream, and following a multi-therapeutic approach to health and healing.             Dan's new book "" (use code BEN15 for 15% off the book) will take you "beyond fasting" with its expected results for healing the body naturally by leading you into the proper preparation for a successful fast. This will ultimately result in maximum healing, as well as making the fast as easy as possible.             His seven-week protocol prepares you for the fast by getting your cells to use their own stored fat as energy (fat-adaptation). By going into the fast fat-adapted you will go "Beyond Fasting" because results start day one of the fast, and will lead you into a lifestyle that will ultimately change your life forever, as it has for thousands around the world. This book, and the podcast you're about to hear, will help to equip the body with the tools to heal and create new stem cells from day one of the fast, which generally doesn't happen until day four or five.           During our discussion, you'll discover: -The latest technology that's caught Dr. Pompa's eye...10:33         -How Dan's fasting protocol differs from the trendy protocols currently in the marketplace...14:47           -How to properly prepare for a fast...26:20           -What to do after a fast...38:08         -Dan's personal approach to fasting...44:15           -Biohacks Ben and Dan use to enhance their fasting protocol...53:21           -The impact of fasting on immunity...59:12           -How to approach fasting with children...1:08:31           Episode sponsors: Kion, Organifi, Butcher Box, Water and Wellness

May 30 2020

1hr 30mins

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Q&A 412: Is Cholesterol In Coffee Bad (& How To Make Your Coffee As Healthy As Possible), What To Do About Low Progesterone, Carbs Impact On Your Immune System & Much More!

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News Flashes - follow Ben on Twitter for more...7:37         The whole problem with this “coffee could be bad for you depending on how you brew it” article is that it assumes the cholesterols in coffee are problematic, which they are not, and are in fact one of the reasons coffee is good for your brain and Coffee consumption and mortality from cardiovascular diseases and total mortality: Does the brewing method matter? Lipid levels are paramount to performance. In a study of over 100 lipid profiles of elite athletes in Olympic sports, VO2 max was positively correlated to HDL and Total Cholesterol/HDL  ratio. Cate Shanahan's thoughts on "Can HDL Over 60 Protect You From Coronavirus?".       Episode sponsors: Kion, Butcher Box, JOOVV, Seed Daily Synbiotic Listener Q&A:       Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) vs. Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT)...45:11       Tips on increasing progesterone levels...57:55       Do Jaw Exercisers Work?...1:12:14

May 28 2020

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So insightful

By Brooke Kelsey - May 30 2020
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One of my favorite podcasts. So insightful

Incredible show!

By Steve4235 - May 02 2020
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Health hero! Well done Ben